Eric Thumma is Senior Director for Business Affairs, Offshore Wind for Avangrid Renewables, LLC. In this role he leads the U.S. offshore businesses’ commercial activities including RFP responses, offtake agreements, lease auction bids as well as external communications and state policy, legislative and regulatory affairs. Eric served as Interim Vice President for Offshore Wind from July through October 2020.
He is an energy and environmental professional with over twenty years of experience in senior management positions with Avangrid Renewables (formerly Iberdrola Renewables) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Eric joined Avangrid Renewables in 2007 as Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs. In concert with the Avangrid Renewables team, he has participated in the development of over 1,200 megawatts of wind energy in seven states.
Prior to joining Avangrid Renewables, Eric was Deputy Secretary for Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance and energy director for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.