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Meeting on Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy

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.

Presentations

Transmission Planning and Strategy Panel:

State Updates:

Update from the Great Lakes Commission, Victoria Pebbles, Great Lakes Commission

Wind Energy Project Economics Panel:

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:

Great Lakes Regional Wind Resources 2009

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.

Presentations


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

Presentations from March 17, 2008 GLRWEI Meet-Up in Detroit

Click on the following links to download resources and presentations from the March 17, 2008 Meet-Up in Detroit:

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Community Wind Energy 2006: Home and Farm Wind Turbines - Addressing Barriers - Siting, Permitting, Zoning and Interconnection

This session focused on providing practical information and advice on addressing barriers to home and farm wind projects. Topics include: when and how to approach local boards and state agencies to secure permits, how to build support for your installation, and tips on working with your installer and utility to interconnect your wind system.

Moderator:  Brian Antonich, Small Wind Program Analyst, Windustry

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Part A

Part B

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Community Wind Energy 2006: Home and Farm Wind Turbines - How to Choose Equipment and Select an Installer

Topics in this session included: choosing the right equipment, new vs. refurbished turbines, questions to ask before you buy, and what to expect from an installer.

Moderator: Brian Antonich, Small Wind Program Analyst, Windustry

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Part A

Part B

 

Community Wind Energy 2006: Financing Community Wind - Equity Panel

This panel focused on challenges faced by almost every community wind project: financing, raising equity, and using the federal production tax credit (PTC). Panelists will address key questions such as: how community wind projects are taking advantage of the PTC, what kinds of deals are being made, what equity investors are looking for in a project, and whether institutional investors are interested in community wind projects. There will be two short presentations, followed by an advanced discussion and questions and answers with the speakers and panelists.

Moderator: Keith Martin, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP

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Panelists:

  • David Brija-Towery, Business Development Manager, John Deere Wind Energy
  • Ward C. Marshall, Babcock & Brown
  • John P. Harper, Principal, Birch Tree Capital, LLC
  • Tim MacDonald, Senior Vice President, Meridian Clean Fuels, LLC

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Part A

Part B

Part C 

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Community Wind Energy 2006: Financing Community Wind - Debt Panel

This session explores the debt side of community wind energy. Featured topics include: the debt market today – participants and terms; what makes a good wind project from a lender’s perspective; new opportunities in bonding; and how lenders view risk for wind energy projects.

Moderator: Ed Woolsey, Green Prairie Energy

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Part A

Part B

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Community Wind Energy 2006: Business Models

Business Models: Farmer and Small Developer Panel
Community wind project developers discuss how they put together their projects and business models. Panelists in this session have been involved in community wind projects in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Germany and will offer a range of practical perspectives. Discussion topics include advantages and disadvantages of different business models, the role of public policy and regulation in shaping community wind projects, and the biggest challenges facing community wind projects today.

Moderator: Ed Ritger, Ritger Law Offices, Attorney & Counselors at Law

Panelists:

  • Dan Juhl, DanMar & Associates
  • Mark Willers, Minwind Energy, LLC
  • Ryan Wolf, Farmer/Small Wind Developer
  • Paul Woodin, Western Wind Power

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Part A

Part B 

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