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  • 29 January 2013

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has taken a critical step in its efforts to build the nation’s first freshwater offshore wind project. The public-private, non-profit organization has hired Dave Karpinski as vice president of operations, LEEDCo and its partner NorTech have announced. LEEDCo won a $4 million grant from the Department of Energy […]

  • 21 May 2013

    In early May, a 90-foot-tall jack-up barge was used to perform pressure tests and extract soil samples from Lake Erie where the nonprofit Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) plans to erect up to nine 3MW wind turbines in 2016. The analysis is essential to LEEDCo’s effort to build the first freshwater wind farm in […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities

    On April 21, the County Council of Erie County, Pennsylvania voted unanimously to join the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit organization based in Northeast Ohio leading the effort to develop the offshore wind industry in Lake Erie. Erie County becomes the first county outside of Ohio to join the public-private partnership. Membership […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that it is leading an international engineering team to design an offshore wind turbine foundation optimized for fabrication in the United States. The design will catalyze domestic manufacturing growth by removing barriers to entry faced by U.S.-based steel fabricators that want to supply foundations for the […]

  • 23 August 2013

    After the ‘POWER UP for Offshore Wind’ event, Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s (LEEDCo) POWER Pledge program has emerged with more than 4,500 signatures, writes WOIO. Via the POWER Pledge, people can sign up and take the pledge to purchase a portion of their electricity from America’s first freshwater offshore wind project, located on Lake […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that the Icebreaker offshore wind project, planned for the Ohio waters of Lake Erie, will utilize Mono Bucket foundations, developed by Denmark-based Universal Foundation (UF). “Universal Foundation’s Mono Bucket foundation recently emerged as one of the most promising technology developments in the European offshore wind industry,” […]

  • 9 January 2011

    Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit organization spearheading Northeast Ohio’s efforts to develop a regional offshore wind sector, and Freshwater Wind, LLC, the private developer partnering with LEEDCo to catalyze this growth industry of the future, have signed an option with the State of Ohio to lease specified acreage for an initial offshore […]

  • 4 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

      LEEDCo hopes to harness the power of the wind — and a unique revenue-sharing agreement — to benefit the entire region.   By Jennifer Keirn (LEEDCo) [mappress] Source: LEEDCo , July 04, 2011;

  • 18 February 2013

    Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has assembled a team of local experts and world-class partners to develop the “Icebreaker”, the first freshwater offshore wind project in the nation. The team gathered for a kick off meeting on February 5, 2013. The following is a video of an interview with LEEDCo’s partners: [mappress] Offshore WIND […]

  • 27 May 2011
    Business & Finance

      LEEDCo, the non-profit, private corporation spearheading the development of a Lake Erie wind farm, and its four-county members — Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake and Lorain — today announced the signing of a revenue-sharing agreement that will give each county a percentage of income generated by the annual submerged land lease payment. “This first-of-a-kind revenue-sharing agreement […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Cleveland Public Power (CPP) has been authorised by Cleveland City Council to negotiate contracts with the US spin-off of Fred. Olsen Renewables, which will most likely build LEEDCo’s Icebreaker project, local media writes. Namely, CPP’s Lake Road Substation should provide the main connection point for Icebreaker to feed the project’s power into the electrical grid, and the […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Despite not winning federal government grant, a Cleveland-based non-profit group which plans to build a wind farm in Lake Erie is keen on advancing with the project. Although Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) did not qualify for the USD 47 million grant, the Department of Energy (DOE) gave LEEDCo USD 3 million to complete […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) in Cleveland, Ohio has appointed international engineering and operations support services contractor Offshore Design Engineering Limited (ODE) as the engineering representative for Icebreaker Wind, a 20.7MW offshore wind project in Lake Erie. The appointment is the latest development in a three-year relationship between ODE and LEEDCo, the regional non-profit […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Grid Connection

    Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has selected a monopile foundation design for the offshore wind pilot project in Lake Erie, writes Cleveland news portal. This monopile would be fitted with ice cones, a proven technology which will protect wind turbines from crushing ice. Over the last six months, LEEDCo has been working with European […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced there is $5 million in new funding for Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit corporation leading the effort for the first freshwater offshore wind project in the nation. “The DOE funding for ‘Icebreaker’ is a testament and vote of confidence for LEEDCo’s world-class team members and […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Department of Energy is planning to award a USD 3.7 million grant to the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) for the development of the 20.7MW offshore wind demonstration project in Lake Erie, according to local media. This would be the third DOE’s grant for the project, bringing the federal backing to a total of USD […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    LEEDCo, the developer of North America’s first freshwater offshore wind farm, has decided it will use six MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s (MVOW’s) 3.45MW wind turbines for its Icebreaker project. When asked by Offshore WIND about the decision to switch from Siemens 3MW turbines, Lorry Wagner, President of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), said: “MVOW is our preferred supplier for Icebreaker, but […]

  • 7 May 2013

    On Saturday, May 4, 2013, The Andrie Jack-Up Barge arrived on the shores of Lake Erie, a beautiful visual on a sunny spring day. The Lake Erie Development Corporation (LEEDCo) will be using the 90-foot jack-up barge to perform soil borings and thorough geophysical analyses of the lake bed at the future sight of Icebreaker, […]

  • 4 August 2014

    Last week, Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) held its third presentation to promote offshore wind energy. Eric Ritter, LEEDCo communications manager, discussed the Icebreaker offshore wind project in front of the crowd at the Jefferson Educational Society. The company plans to build a six-turbine pilot project in Lake Erie. Some residents voiced their concerns […]

  • 25 May 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) was declined a USD 5 million worth funds for Lake Erie offshore wind farm proposal. Even though the Ohio Department of Development suggested they grant the money, the Third Frontier Commission did not vote in favour, the Crain’s Cleveland news portal informs. The federal Department of Energy will award […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) has reached an agreement with the staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) regarding the construction and operation of its Icebreaker Wind energy project. Now that LEEDCo has reached an agreement with staff, the next step is to seek approval from the Siting Board. The agreement has […]

  • 8 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Following media reports about Fred. Olsen Renewables pledging to invest in the US Icebreaker offshore wind project, the company said that such decision has not been made so far. “We have not taken a stake in the project at the present time – a decision on whether to invest will be taken later,” Fred. Olsen Renewables said in a […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are requesting public input on the scope of an Environmental Assessment for the Icebreaker project and will hold a public scoping event on 28 September. Representatives from the federal agencies will be present to answer questions about the federal […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Cleveland-based Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has selected a local company, Middough Inc., to provide engineering services for the design and construction of the land based electric facilities needed to connect the Icebreaker offshore wind farm to the Cleveland Public Power (CPP) Lake Road substation. LEEDCo is the developer of Project Icebreaker, North America’s first freshwater […]

  • 23 April 2019
    Environment, R&D

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) have entered an agreement to together conduct studies on the U.S. Icebreaker offshore wind project. LEEDCo and CIGLR, part of the University of Michigan, will focus on research to monitor and understand large scale processes on Lake Erie, as well as […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Several key environmental groups support Icebreaker™, the 6-turbine offshore wind pilot project in Lake Erie that would be the first of its kind in the Great Lakes. In letters posted on Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s (LEEDCo) website, The Ohio Environmental Council, The Nature Conservancy, Environment Ohio, The Sierra Club, Mom’s Clean Air Force, Ohio […]