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Where helps explain why.

oh_90m_offshoreWhile much of the near-term activity in wind will naturally occur onshore, the future belongs to offshore wind. (See Lake Erie Wind Speed Map) to be close to the Water Intake Crib where monitoring data is being collected.

  • Lake Erie’s winds are stronger and more consistent than onshore. This paired with the fact the offshore turbines are larger, the potential for electricity generation increases.
  • Proximity to the existing populations (near the market) along Lake Erie shores near Cleveland, Lorain, Euclid, Ashtabula and Erie also makes for an ideal location. 
  • Erie is the shallowest Great Lake – making installation more cost effective than other regions.
  • Finally, offshore turbines can be sited miles from shore and tend to be less disruptive to visual amenities and concerns by residents.

 

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Lake Erie’s winds are stronger and more consistent than onshore. This paired with the fact the offshore turbines are larger, the potential for electricity generation increases. Proximity to the existing populations (near the market) along Lake Erie shores near Cleveland, Lorain, Euclid, Ashtabula and Erie makes the location ideal. Erie is also the shallowest of all other Great Lakes – making installation more cost effective than other regions. Finally, offshore turbines can be sited miles from shore and tend to be less disruptive to visual amenities and concerns by residents.

 

Get Connected …to Icebreaker’s supply chain opportunities!

The Icebreaker project will need a broad range of service, equipment, material, and manufacturing suppliers to complete the first offshore wind installation in the Great Lakes.  Contact our strategic partner GLWN as your first step in registering with Project Icebreaker Supply Chain.  GLWN, a Cleveland-based advanced-energy supply chain advisory group, is working with LEEDCo to help identify, qualify, and engage local northeast Ohio and regional companies that have an interest to be part of this project.

Find your opportunity in the Icebreaker project.  Contact GLWN today.  www.glwn.org.

 

Patrick Fullenkamp                        Dee Holody           

Dir., Technical Services                 Supply Chain Services

Patrick@glwn.org                         Dee@glwn.org

O: 216-920-1956                            O:  216-920-1959

 

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