Two grants totaling $1.7 million have been approved for studying offshore wind technologies in Michigan.
The Chicago Tribune reports the grants come from the state’s Public Service Commission:
Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center and the University of Michigan’s Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute are getting $1.3 million for jointly researching offshore wind and ice data on Lake Michigan.
The Superior Watershed Partnership is to receive $350,000 for researching sites’ wind energy potential on Lake Michigan. The organization also will assess public opinion on offshore wind development.
If the last post I had about an offshore wind energy project in Lake Michigan, where Scandia Wind was proposing a 1,000 megawatt Lake Michigan wind farm, is any indication, there should be plenty of discussion about this topic … on this site and elsewhere. Let’s see what people have to say.