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GLWC Webinar: Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts

GLWC Webinar: Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts

Date: 11/12/2012

Contact: Genevieve Layton-Cartier

Source: Great Lakes Wind Collaborative

3:00-4:00 p.m. EST
This webinar will present the results of two recently-completed analyses of offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI): one for the United States and one for the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) has been part of the team that conducted these studies.

National JEDI Analysis for Offshore Wind

Mr. Eric Lantz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Mr. Jay Paidipati, Navigant Consulting, will present the national JEDI modeling results showing that a 500 MW reference plant would support approximately 3,000 job-years over the construction period and drive $584 million in local spending over the same period. During operation, the plant, and the resulting local impacts, would support 313 jobs each year in the local economy and $21 million/year in local spending.

Regional Great Lakes Analysis for Offshore Wind

Dr. Dave Loomis, Illinois State University, will introduce the JEDI regional study for offshore wind in the Great Lakes. This study builds upon the Navigant and NREL studies to develop Great-Lakes-Region-specific assumptions and scenarios. Dr. Loomis will review the regional differences between the Mid-Atlantic and the Great Lakes regions and how those differences will likely affect the wind farm costs and supply chains. Jobs and total economic impact results will also be presented.

This information was last updated on 11/7/2012

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