Matthew Palmer is a power industry professional with more than 30 years of experience in the engineering, development, and management of both renewable and conventional power generation assets. He has been involved in offshore wind for 17 years, and currently manages that business in the US for WSP. Prior to joining the firm, Matthew co-founded and led Clean Power Now, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of offshore wind in the US, and he subsequently became Project Manager for Engineering for the Cape Wind project, the first utility-scale offshore wind farm proposed in the country. He managed the structural and mechanical engineering for the project, and guided Cape Wind to receiving the first federal design approval granted to an offshore wind project. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Network for Offshore Wind and is a co-convener of the Geotechnical Working Group in the Offshore Wind Technical Advisory Panel.