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Lavigne Leaves Port Authority to Coordinate Administration Efforts on Renewable Power and Green Economy


Apr 1, 2023

Andrew Lavigne is leaving his job at the Connecticut Port Authority to coordinate the state’s efforts to create a green economy and a renewable power sector.

Lavigne had joined the port authority in 2018 exactly where he became manager of business enterprise improvement and unique projects, and remained at the job for the duration of a period of considerable turnover and controversy at the troubled quasi-public. 

Paul Lavoie, chief manufacturing officer at the state’s Division of Financial and Neighborhood Improvement, stated Lavigne was selected from far more than 40 applicants. 

“Andrew clearly was the very best certified candidate for the position with his perform with the port authority, what he understands about offshore wind and the chance for the state for offshore wind. And just his understanding, background and knowledge are a ideal match for the job,” Lavoie stated. 

Lavoie stated that Connecticut has a tremendous chance to come to be a leader in the clean power space and that Lavigne will be DECD’s initial complete-time group member committed to the field. 

“We’re excited to be capable to have a person of his excellent and his caliber for our initial employ, and we’re hunting forward to what the future can bring in obtaining Connecticut continue to play a leadership part in the nation as it relates to clean power,” he stated.

Lavigne told CT Examiner that in the brief term his job will involve organizing the state’s sources about offshore wind and preparing the state for provide chain and workforce improvement possibilities inside the sector. 

“Connecticut has established itself as a initial-mover in advancing clean power, especially in emerging markets like the new U.S. offshore wind sector. I am excited to coordinate DECD’s improvement of a vibrant and resilient green economy and renewable power sector to spur additional investment, job creation and financial development across the state,” Lavigne told CT Examiner on Friday

Lavigne stated the state has been hunting for a way to organize its efforts about the green economy provide chain and workforce improvement, and port assets. He stated in his new position he’ll perform to centralize these efforts, with a concentrate on offshore wind, and capitalize on the investments produced and the possibilities that exist for Connecticut.

Alexandra Daum, commissioner of DECD, stated she and her group have been “thrilled to have Andrew join DECD and excited about the deep wind experience that he brings.”

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