Joint Meeting of the Erie-Niagara Chapter of NYSSPE and Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Niagara Chapter

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14301


  • Members of the Erie-Niagara chapter.

Registration is closed

The Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) is the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States having been awarded and recognized for its global innovation and groundbreaking achievements as America’s first offshore wind farm. The BIWF consists of five, 6 MW wind turbines totaling 30 MW of offshore wind generation approximately 3 miles southeast of Block island, RI in the Atlantic Ocean. Power is delivered via a submarine cable connecting from the facility to Block Island to benefit the residents and connect to the electrical grid. Many first milestones were accomplished through the development and construction of this project paving the way for future growth of offshore wind in America.

Our presenter, Corey Kelkenburg, PE, the Deepwater Senior Electrical Engineer, is a Western New York native as well as a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo with a degree in electrical engineering. Now residing in the Providence, RI area he is integral to the success of Block Island and Deepwater Wind. Corey started his renewable career with the New York Power Authority later stepping over to First Wind. Leveraging is experience, he helped build First Wind to over 1000 MW of wind and solar facilities before joining Deep Water as their lead technical resource. He continues to not only support Block Island but lead technical and development efforts in continued Deepwater activities.

About Deepwater Wind-

Deepwater Wind is a leading U.S. offshore wind and transmission developer. The Company is led by a veteran team with extensive experience in developing renewable-energy projects. Actively planning offshore wind projects to serve multiple East Coast markets located 15 or more miles offshore, including Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Visit for more info.

We hope you can join us as Corey discusses the development and construction challenges faced by the Block Island Wind Farm. 


5:30-6:15 Registration and Cash Bar
6:15-7:00 Dinner
7:00-8:00 Speaker


Family Style Meal includes:

Antipasto appetizer
Chef Salad
Chicken Parmigiana
Veal Francesca
Brascioli a la Marinara (rolled roast beef)
Coffee, Hot Tea and Ice Water

Soft drinks and adult beverages will be available at the cash bar.


Members: $32
Non-Members: $37


NOTE TO PEO MEMBERS: Please register through your organization's Web site.

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