Wind power in the Great Lakes

offshore wind

The Michigan Wind Energy Conference focused on offshore wind power in the Great Lakes and says it could be a natural.

[The Great Lakes] offer stronger and more consistent winds than other shoreline areas, relatively shallow water depths even miles offshore, no significant water use conflicts, accessible transmission and ports, large available project area footprints, and little opposition from the public if the turbines are built more than 10 miles from shore (which makes them too small to see from the beach, for the most part).

Mandelstam said offshore wind power is a “great green job generator.”

And that is precisely what Michigan needs.