Deepwater Wind Enhances its New York Development Team
New Hire Will Focus on Helping New York Achieve its Offshore Wind Goals
Providence, R.I., – December 14, 2017 – Deepwater Wind has expanded its New York project development team with the hiring of Jamil Khan as its new Development Manager based in New York City.
In his role with Deepwater Wind, Khan, a Brooklyn native, will lead the Company’s market and policy development activities in New York and support the development of the Company’s projects serving New York, including Deepwater Wind’s South Fork Wind Farm – the state’s first offshore wind project.
Khan brings extensive experience in the renewable energy industry to Deepwater Wind. Khan previously served as Director for Policy and Electricity Markets at SolarCity and, more recently, as an Associate Manager at Tesla, both in New York. While at Tesla and SolarCity, Jamil oversaw the company’s involvement in Governor Cuomo’s NY Sun program and negotiated the first joint-policy framework between distributed solar companies and utilities. He also served as the New York Solar Energy Industry Association Board President and as a board member of the Alliance for Clean Energy in New York.
Before joining Tesla and SolarCity, Khan served in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability as program manager for renewable energy. In this role, Khan worked to expand solar market investment in New York and developed the City’s first utility-scale project on a municipal landfill. He also advised on the City’s strategy for energy resiliency after Hurricane Sandy, produced a roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050, and oversaw New York City’s greenhouse gas inventory.
“Governor Cuomo’s 2,400-megawatt offshore wind goal has made New York a global leader in our industry, and we’re excited to expand our team to help fulfill that goal,” said Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski. “Jamil has a proven track record in successfully implementing important renewable energy policy across New York. He will be a great addition to our team as we work to deliver on the Governor’s offshore wind goals.”
Khan earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering and a master of science and engineering degree in environmental management and economics from Johns Hopkins University.