Indianapolis, IN - WIndiana was launched in 2008 by the Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Wind Working Group. The wind industry in Indiana was just getting up to speed at the time; there was one wind farm and very little wind industry manufacturing in the state. There were 300 people and 15 exhibitors that first year. WIndiana continued to grow in 2009 and 2010 both in attendance and in the size of the exhibition floor.
This webinar was hosted by Windustry with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on May 18, 2010. The webinar provided a discussion of discuss environmental assessments for land-based wind energy development in and near communities along the Great Lakes.
Presenters for the webinar included:
- David Stout, Chairman of the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee, US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Charles McKeown, Renewable Energy Policy Program Manager, MSU Land Policy Institute
- Michael D. Ernst, Esq., Director, Regulatory Affairs, Tetra Tech
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Download slides from the webinar:
- "Recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior from the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee" - David J. Stout
- "Wind in the Coastal Great Lakes: the Conundrum for Communities" - Charles McKeown
- "Environmental & Permitting Challenges for Great Lakes Wind Power Development" - Michael D. Ernst, Esq.
The Environmental Assessments in the Great Lakes Region webinar and slides are copyrighted by their respective owners and may not be distributed in any format without the explicit written permission of the copyright owners.
Indianapolis, IN - Indiana Wind Working Group Conference will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center, in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana
The Meeting on Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy was held on March 1-2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Attendees heard presentations on a variety of topics, including: transmission planning and strategy for the great lakes region, wind project economics, renewable energy credit markets and state renewable portfolio standards, and challenges and opportunities in siting wind projects. Please see below for the agenda and archived presentations.
Transmission Planning and Strategy Panel:
- Dave Corbus, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Jennifer Curran, Midwest Independent System Operator
- Lisa Barton, American Electric Power
- Terry Harvill, ITC Holdings Corp.
Update from the Great Lakes Commission, Victoria Pebbles, Great Lakes Commission
Wind Energy Project Economics Panel:
- Tony Kuykendall, Business Development Manager, Performance Services
Regional REC and RPS Best Practices, Jennifer Alvarado, Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord, Jesse Heier, Midwestern Governer's Association
Wind Energy Siting: Challenges and Opportunities:
The Updates on Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Resources were presented February 23-24th, 2009 in Columbus, OH. Attendees and wind energy experts discussed the mid-size turbine market, comparative economics, how renewable translate into rates, integrating wind into the grid, and Wind Working Groups.
Workforce Opportunities in Ohio’s Wind Industry
Emily Amato, Cuyahoga Community College,
Ohio Wind Working Group
AWEA Policy Update
Jeff Anthony, American Wind Energy Association
Landowner Options and Legal Issues in Wind Lease Agreements
Lisa Daniels, Windustry
Wind Turbine Supply Chain
Matt Garran, Great Lakes WIND Network
Great Lakes Wind Collaborative Overview & Update
John Hummer, Great Lakes Commission
Economic Policy Panel “Fuel Price Forecasts”
Ron Lehr, Consulting Attorney
10 FAQ’s About Wind Energy Integration…and Answers
Michael Milligan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Ohio’s Offshore Permitting Experience
David E. Nash, McMahon DeGulis
Renewable and Conventional Energy Generation:
Capacity and Costs
Ric O'Connell, Black & Veatch
Main Contact for Indiana Wind Working Group
Indiana Wind Resources
Learn why wind power makes economic sense for Indiana and network with the experts working on wind energy.
Presentations and panels discussions will feature:
Wind energy will be the topic of a free seminar on June 7 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Tipton County Foundation, 1020 W. Jefferson Street in Tipton.
Click on the following links to download resources and presentations from the March 17, 2008 Meet-Up in Detroit:
- "10 FAQs About Wind Energy" by Lynn Coles of NREL
- "20% Wind Vision: A Great Lakes Opportunity" by Larry Flowers of NREL
- "Avian and Bat Interactions With Turbines" by Dale Strickland of Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc.
- "Introduction to the Midwest ISO" by Dale Osborn of Midwest ISO
- "JCSP Update"
- "Powering Wolverin's Renewable Future" by John P. Miceli of the Wolverine Power Cooperative
- "Tiptoeing through the Minefield: Permitting Wind Projects in Wisconsin" by Michael Vickerman of RENEW Wisconsin
- "Transmission Panel" by J. Charles Smith of UWIG
- "Transmission Planning" by Paul McGlynn of PJM
- "Wind Energy: County and Local Planning" by Jeremy Wittrock of the GLREA
Webinar: Landowner Options Wind Energy- October 11, 2007
Links to webinar materials:
- Wind Energy: Landowner Options - This presentation covers the different options landowners have for participating in wind energy, with much of the presentation devoted to best practices and tips for leasing your land to a wind developer.
- Using a Dispersed Strategy in Your Region - This presentation covers the basics of transmission and distribution and how to use transmission maps and tables.
We invite you to use these slides for your own meetings and presentations.