The First Wind Team

Kurt Adams

Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Executive Summary: 

Kurt Adams oversees the development of all First Wind’s projects nationwide.

Career Highlights: 

Prior to joining First Wind, Mr. Adams was Chairman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission from 2005 to 2008, where he served as Maine’s primary energy regulator. As chairman, he served as a member of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissions, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions (NARUC), the NARUC Electricity Committee, and the NARUC Competitive Procurement Committee. He was also Maine’s representative on the New England State Committee on Electricity. Prior to his position with the Maine PUC, Mr. Adams was Governor John Baldacci’s chief legal counsel from 2003 to 2005. Before joining the Governor’s staff, Mr. Adams was a partner in the law firm of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson in Portland, Maine.  At Bernstein Shur, Mr. Adams was the Vice Chairman of the firm’s energy practice.  Mr. Adams represented independent power producers in all facets of project development.  Mr. Adams also represented national and international private and public sector clients on energy projects, and lenders on energy project financings.

Education and Credentials: 
  • Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law
  • MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University
  • BA Skidmore College

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