Louis “Cuffie” Winkler

Head of Commercial

Louis “Cuffie” Winkler is the Head of Commercial for Community Offshore Wind. Together, Cuffie and his team are focused on all commercial aspects of Community Offshore Wind and lead the project’s efforts to deliver comprehensive and compelling OREC contract proposals.

Cuffie is passionate about working to enable a fair, just, and efficient energy transition. He has worked at National Grid (NG) for over five years, first on their customer and regulatory strategy and, for the last three years, on efforts to scale renewable energy infrastructure in the US Northeast. During his time at NG, Cuffie has led multiple, high-level strategy projects and the scoping and business case development for several large-scale transmission and storage projects. He is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast, and his passion for that natural environment drives his commitment to finding pathways to unlock the broad social and economic benefits of industry-wide decarbonization.

Cuffie holds a BA in history from Hamilton College, an MEM in Energy Systems from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, and an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.