EnBW North America appoints External Affairs Director

by Tom Russell in 11/02/2020 EnBW

EnBW North America has appointed Damian Bednarz as its External Affairs Director. Based out of the company's Jersey City office, Bednarz is responsible for overseeing all government, media, stakeholder, and community outreach efforts.  

Prior to joining EnBW North America, Bednarz supported a range of energy technology clients and initiatives at nationally ranked public affairs and communications firm Kivvit. There, Bednarz advised offshore wind entities and led several national and international climate advocacy campaigns. Before Kivvit, Damian Bednarz served in senior leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Energy, including Chief of Staff for the Office of International Affairs and White House Liaison.
 
“We’re thrilled to welcome Damian Bednarz to lead EnBW North America’s efforts to collaborate with and learn from the many communities, organizations, and industries that share our ocean and coastal resources. Damian’s expertise will complement the diverse skill set of a top-notch staff we’ve put in place in Jersey City and Boston over the past year,”
Managing Director Bill White said. “Damian’s experience in both clean energy engagement and federal energy policy makes him uniquely positioned to advance our work to further develop the vast potential of America’s new offshore wind energy industry.”

“I’m excited to join this incredibly talented team and start sharing EnBW North America’s distinctive story,”
Bednarz said. “Carefully developing offshore wind in the U.S. is a critical mission and it will take many citizens and groups to successfully expand local and regional economic opportunities while also meeting our shared climate and clean energy goals.”


EnBW North America is part of German utility company EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW). EnBW plans to invest in the further expansion of renewable energies in Germany and selected foreign markets, including North America and the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to realise at least 3,500 MW of output in the wind power sector– both offshore and onshore – by 2025. The company constructed the
Hohe See and Albatros projects off the German coast. Both wind farms are expected to supply around 710,000 households with electricity.

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