May 2011 - Michigan Energy Forum - Liesl Clark


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With 130,000 MW of potential offshore wind in the Great Lakes in 45 m or shallower water and the state of Michigan being responsible for 35,000 acres of bottomlands for lease, offshore wind is a critically important issue for us to understand. Join the MI Energy Forum on May 5th to discuss offshore wind and ask our expert panelists your questions and the questions below.

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  • May 2011 - Michigan Energy Forum - Liesl Clark

    1. 1. Offshore Wind Energy <ul><li>Michigan Energy Forum </li></ul><ul><li>May 5, 2011 </li></ul>
    2. 2. Transition to Clean Energy Economy <ul><li>Driven by powerful environmental, geopolitical and economic forces: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs, investment and diversification opportunities </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Why Off-Shore Wind Energy? <ul><li>Great potential - 738,000 MW (DOE) </li></ul><ul><li>Create jobs in clean energy technology manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Diversify Michigan energy choices & increase energy security </li></ul><ul><li>Secure investments in economy while keeping more of Michigan’s $24b annual energy expenditures in state </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce GHGs and other pollutants </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilize future energy prices </li></ul>
    4. 4. Great Lakes Wind Resources are World Class <ul><li>Average wind speeds over water are typically 20% higher than nearby locations on land </li></ul><ul><ul><li>offshore turbine can be expected to capture 50% more wind energy than a similar onshore turbine (more capital required, but worth every penny) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Michigan has 38,500 square miles of GL territory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a few hundred square miles will support an industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>installations of 1000 to 3000 MW (nameplate capacity) have attractive scale for investors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wind is proven, the affordable resource </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Off-Shore Wind Energy
    6. 6. Great Lakes Wind Council Key Issues <ul><li>Where should off-shore wind be permitted/ encouraged/discouraged? </li></ul><ul><li>How should Michigan prepare for its first development applications? </li></ul><ul><li>How should Michigan address issues of permitting, royalties and leasing? </li></ul><ul><li>What process should be used to engage Michigan stakeholders? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Council Tasks <ul><li>Criteria for developable areas & buffering special places </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify most favorable areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify categorical exclusionary areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Process for leasing </li></ul><ul><li>Permitting and decommissioning </li></ul><ul><li>Public engagement and transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Legislation </li></ul>
    8. 9. Draft Legislation <ul><li>Leasing </li></ul><ul><li>Site nomination (state or private party) </li></ul><ul><li>Site assessment lease </li></ul><ul><li>Project lease operation and maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable </li></ul><ul><li>Permitting </li></ul><ul><li>Site assessment permit </li></ul><ul><li>Construction and operation permit </li></ul><ul><li>Decommissioning permit </li></ul>
    9. 10. Federal Agency Involvement <ul><li>Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) </li></ul><ul><li>United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) </li></ul><ul><li>United States Department of Energy (DOE) </li></ul><ul><li>United States Department of Defense (DOD) </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>United States Coast Guard (USCG) </li></ul><ul><li>United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) </li></ul><ul><li>United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) </li></ul><ul><li>National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) </li></ul> Federal Agency Involvement
    11. 12. <ul><li>National Offshore Wind Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Offshore Wind Strategy Fact Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>DoE Wind and Water Program </li></ul>Federal Agency Resources
    12. 13. Off-Shore Wind Energy Thank you! Liesl Clark 5 Lakes Energy [email_address]