Issue No.13 - Winter 2021
POWER PLAYERS - Our Partners
Ørsted is a renewable-energy company and the global leader in offshore wind.
The Ørsted vision is a world running entirely on green energy. Today, Ørsted ranks as the world’s most sustainable energy company in Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 Index, and is recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global climate-action leader.
In the United States, Ørsted operates the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and has constructed the two-turbine Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project – the first turbines to be installed in federal waters. The multinational corporation has secured over 2,900 megawatts of additional capacity through five projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, including two projects for New York waters: South Fork Wind and Sunrise Wind.
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ADVISOR 411 - Our Board
Carrie Cullen Hitt
Executive Director,
National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
As executive director of the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, Carrie Cullen Hitt is a vital link for the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC).
Dedicated to the advancement of the U.S. offshore-wind industry, the Consortium oversees $41 million in base funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, with additional funding contributions from five states and multiple industry stakeholders – all critical to the AERTC’s mission to advance clean-energy innovation.
Prior to joining the consortium, Hitt was president of New Hampshire Transmission Co., a regulated subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. She also held several positions at NextEra in solar-power and battery-storage market development, and is a former president of national trade organization The Solar Alliance and senior vice president of the Solar Energy Industries Association.
The industry veteran has also served in management positions focused on market strategy and external affairs at Exelon subsidiary Constellation Energy, and filled key roles at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group and Green Mountain Energy Resources.
Hitt, who joined the AERTC Advisory Board in 2020, began her career as an analyst for the Massachusetts State Legislature’s Joint Energy Committee. She’s a graduate of Clark University (bachelor’s degree in government and history) and Johns Hopkins University (master’s degree in international affairs).

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