Tag: Great Lakes

GVSU and MAREC Seek Partner for Met Tower in Lake Michigan

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and its Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) have issued a Request for Proposals seeking funding partners to develop an offshore research platform and wind assessment meteorological (MET) tower installation.  GVSU and MAREC have acquired $3.1 Million in grants and research monies to fund a portion of the Project.  Partners … Continue Reading

Michigan GLOW Council Issues Legislative Recommendations for Offshore Wind

Michigan’s Great Lakes Wind Council (GLOW Council), an advisory body within the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth to examine issues and make recommendations related to offshore wind development in Michigan, has issued recommendations for a regulatory framework for offshore wind in Michigan’s Great Lakes.  These recommendations follow the GLOW Council’s September 1, 2009 report (see previous blog … Continue Reading

Cuyahoga County Issues RFP for Studies on Lake Erie

On January 21, 2010, the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force, under the authority of Cuyahoga County, issued a Request for Proposals to agencies and organizations interested in providing Avian and Bat ecological studies.  The studies supplement the Task Force’s Feasibility Study for an early stage commercial deployment project consisting of up to eight (8) … Continue Reading

Michigan’s Great Lakes Wind Council Finalizes Offshore Report

On September 1, 2009, the Great Lakes Wind Council, created by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm in February 2009, issued its final report to the Governor.  The intended purpose of the report is to identify criteria that can be used to review applications for offshore wind development in the Great Lakes, and to identify criteria for identifying and mapping areas … Continue Reading

Michigan Governor Creates Great Lakes Wind Council

On February 6, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm signed an executive order creating the Great Lakes Wind Council, an advisory body within the Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth that will provide citizens with a public forum to begin to identify where, in the Great Lakes, wind energy systems may be prudently sited.  Appointments to … Continue Reading

WOW – Wisconsin’s Wind on the Waters Report Finalized

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 … Continue Reading