It is an exciting time for wind energy in Michigan. With over 1,100 megawatts of wind currently operating in Michigan and more under construction, the economic and environmental benefits are significant and growing. To discuss the opportunities and challenges to expanding the wind energy landscape in Michigan, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) will host the second annual Michigan Wind Forum on January 20, 2015, at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Center.
Topics discussed at the Michigan Wind Forum will include the new U.S. Department of Energy Wind Vision, a national and regional wind market assessment, the potential impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Section 111D under the Clean Air Act, the issue of public acceptance and community engagement, the Michigan stakeholders’ perspectives on the Wind Vision, the Michigan legislators’ roundtable discussion, the Huron county stakeholders’ experiences and perspectives on the wind development in their county, the emerging interest in corporations’ direct purchasing of wind energy, and Michigan’s load serving utilities’ perspective son MI’s wind future.
Please visit www.awea.org/michigan for more information or if you wish to register for the upcoming event.