Michigan Wind Energy Conference

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Detroit, MI - The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Society presents the 2010 Michigan Wind Energy Conference at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Wind energy is expected to bring major economic and environmental benefits to Michigan including new jobs in manufacturing wind turbine components, maintenance and installation.

Session Tracks include:

  • Building a Wind Farm
  • Community Wind
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing & Jobs
  • Small Wind
  • Siting
  • Policy

Conference presentation highlights include:

  • Address by Joe Welch, ITC Transmission president, chairman and CEO
  • "What U.S. states are doing to encourage offshore wind," by Attorney Katherine Roek, Stoel Rives
  • "Financing utility-scale wind projects in the U.S.," by Stefan Schmitz, McDermott Will & Emery
  • "Powering Michigan's energy future," by Steven Kurmas, Detroit Edison president
  • "A New Era in Michigan's energy future," by Dave Mengebier, Consumers Energy Sr. vice president
  • State of Michigan updates on Great Lakes Off-shore Wind Council and Wind Energy Resource Zone Board
  • "Growing green jobs in Michigan," by DELEG Green Jobs Specialist Beth Sommers
  • "Community wind: Minnesota's success story," by Lisa Daniels, Windustry
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