Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) – the leading source of information on windpower in the binational Great Lakes region – will be visiting Erie, Pa., later this month to host its 5th Annual Meeting, Sept. 25-26 at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel.
Featured speakers and topics include:
- Michael Krancer, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Importance of Sustaining Momentum for Wind Power in the Great Lakes Region
- Eric Thumma, Iberdrola Renewables: Wind Markets and Project Development
- Ed DeMeo, Renewable Energy Consulting Services: Renewable Electricity Futures (REF) Study
- Christy Omohundro, American Wind Energy Association: The U.S. Windpower Industry: What Lies Ahead
This year’s program features sessions jam-packed with the latest information on wind power in the Great Lakes region, including: Great Lakes Wind: The Big Picture; Wind, Wildlife, Birds and Fisheries: The Latest; Public Engagement, Education and Outreach Strategies; Great Lakes Offshore Wind: What’s on the Horizon?; and a special session on the Wind Economy and the Supply Chain, coordinated in concert with the Global Wind Network (GLWN).
The GLWC’s 5th Annual Meeting brings together representatives of U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, state/provincial and local governments, the wind industry, electric utilities, nonprofit organizations, academia and other interested stakeholders to discuss these and other issues regarding the sustainable development of wind energy in the binational Great Lakes region.
The latest draft agenda, registration, and travel and lodging information is available on the GLWC website. Register by September 7 for an early bird registration fee of $150.
Managed by the Great Lakes Commission, the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative is a multi-sector coalition of wind energy stakeholders working to facilitate the sustainable development of wind power in the binational Great Lakes region. Learn more at www.glc.org/projects/energy/wind/.
The Great Lakes Commission, chaired by Kenneth G. Johnson, water division administrator at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is an interstate compact agency established under state and U.S. federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment and high quality of life for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and its residents. The Commission consists of governors’ appointees, state legislators, and agency officials from its eight member states. Associate membership for Ontario and Québec was established through the signing of a “Declaration of Partnership.” The Commission maintains a formalObserver program involving U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, tribal authorities, binational agencies and other regional interests. The Commission offices are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Learn more at www.glc.org.