Engineering the Future
Tony Appleton is the director of offshore wind at Burns & McDonnell.
Arguably the unsung heroes of the utilities industry, we have engineers all over North America, planning and building the grid of the future. If you stop for a moment and take a long look at any one of these achievements, you can't help but stare with wonder.
Is offshore wind becoming a reality at last on our side of the Atlantic? Tony Appleton has a bead on that as much as anyone.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What is your role at Burns & McDonnell?
Tony Appleton: I've just been appointed director of offshore wind at Burns & McDonnell to lead our expanding offshore wind initiatives and team of professionals.
Having worked with Burns & McDonnell as a consultant for the past two years, I've seen first-hand the passion and talent this team of professionals possesses, and I'm excited to be a part of that as we continue to grow and develop.
Throughout my career, I've worked across conventional thermal power, gas, and nuclear generation markets. And I've spent the last fifteen to twenty years leading organizations and teams in the offshore renewables and interconnection global markets, supporting more than twenty offshore wind farms across the globe.
PUF: What's going on with offshore wind in the U.S.?