The final report commissioned by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission on the feasibility of Great Lakes offshore wind development was published on January 15, 2009. The final report reflects comments made from the draft report that was circulated for public comment in the fall of 2008. As reported in a previous blog entry, the report analyzed the feasibility from four perspectives: Engineering and Economic Issues, Human Environment Issues, Legal Issues, and Community Involvement Issues.
The report was discussed in detail this morning in a webinar put on by the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute. Presenters included representatives from the National Renewable Energy Lab and the Wisconsin PSC. Check back for presentations, they’ll be posted soon!