Freshwater Wind 2011

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Detroit, MI - Freshwater Wind 2011 will bring together the entire Great Lakes offshore wind energy community to discuss the latest information and strategies developed to handle a series of unique freshwater challenges, including siting assessment, vessel construction and port management, as well as approaches to handling financing and navigating the 2011 government policy framework for developing this unique resource.

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Environmental Assessments in the Great Lakes Region Webinar

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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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.


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.


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

U.S. Mid-Size Wind Turbine Development Workshop


Detroit, MI - One of the most significant barriers to the growth in deployment of mid-size turbines in the United States is the lack of turbines; there are few mid-size turbines on the market today. To fill this technology gap, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will launch a Mid-size Wind Turbine Development Project in FY 2010 to facilitate the development and commercialization of mid-size wind turbines.

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AWEA Wind Power Supply Chain Workshop


Detroit, MI - Held in conjunction with the AWEA Small and Community Wind Conference & Exhibition, this workshop will attract representatives from a diverse range of markets to discuss the wind industry's need to strengthen and expand its national supply chain to keep up with growing demand for wind energy and to increase domestic manufacturing of wind turbines and their components for homes and farms, and utility grade wind projects.

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2009 Michigan Energy Fair


The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) is coordinating the 4th Annual Michigan Energy Fair, which will take place June 26th - 28th, 2009, in Onekama , Michigan. The three-day event will unite people from throughout Michigan and the Great Lakes region to learn about energy issues and sustainable living. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend educational workshops, meet vendors offering valuable goods, services, and information, eat local food and hear great live music.

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