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  • 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 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 […]

  • 23 April 2015

    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 […]

  • 15 September 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation has selected the first three companies to develop an offshore wind farm on Lake Erie.The… (windpowermonthly) [mappress] Source: windpowermonthly, September 15, 2010;

  • 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 […]

  • 26 January 2011

    KINGSVILLE Council affirmed its stance against wind turbines in Lake Erie Monday night. Gord Meuser of Citizens Against Lake Erie Wind… [mappress] Source: The Windsor Star, January 26, 2011

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that experienced wind turbine installation firm Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS is joining the development team for Project Icebreaker, an offshore wind demonstration project in Lake Erie. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, based in Oslo, Norway, provides innovative and tailored services for the transport, installation and maintenance of offshore […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) is gaining more and more public support for its Icebreaker demonstration offshore wind project. 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 Erie. So far, more than 3,000 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 24 June 2011

      It will take a bit more time than originally hoped for to get five wind turbines up and running in Lake Erie. By Tom Beres (wkyc) [mappress] Source: wkyc, June 24, 2011;

  • 24 October 2011

    The possibility of large scale offshore wind on Lake Erie was shelved late this summer, but a group of international scientists still…   By Daniel Robison (publicbroadcasting) [mappress] Source: publicbroadcasting, October 24, 2011

  • 10 May 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The 15th annual State of Lake Erie message presented last Thursday at the Armor Firehall in Hamburg was entertaining as well as informative.   [mappress] Source: observertoday, May 09, 2010;

  • 16 July 2012

    Since GE has abandoned plans to develop products for the Great Lakes, Lake Erie Energy Development Company, LEEDCo, has switched suppliers, reports WKSU news portal. Namely, Siemens will be supplying turbines for the wind energy project in the Lake Erie instead of GE. Siemens’ wind turbines are smaller than GE’s and are less expensive to […]

  • 17 August 2011

      One wind turbine farm in Germany could be a model for the development of turbines in Lake Erie.   You can listen to update at wdok. [mappress] Source: wdok, August 17, 2011

  • 6 May 2010
    Authorities, Environment

    New York Power Authority representatives Sharon Laudisi and Lou Paonessa will present information on offshore wind generation, while Tom… [mappress] Source: metrowny, May 05, 2010;

  • 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,” […]

  • 24 May 2010
    Business & Finance

    GE (NYSE: GE) and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) of Northern Ohio announced today a long-term partnership beginning with… [mappress] Source: tmcnet, May 24, 2010;

  • 16 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Technology

    The Lake Erie project, the first freshwater offshore wind farm in the U.S., will use GE’s next-generation wind turbine, the largest in its…   [mappress] Source: ecofriendnews, July 16, 2010;

  • 15 March 2011

    Giant wind turbines in Lake Erie could generate power for part of the eastern electric grid one day.   By Valerie Myers (goerie) [mappress] Source: goerie, March 15, 2011  

  • 17 January 2013

    Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has secured the ranking member position on the Energy and Water Subcommittee of House Appropriations. Congresswoman Kaptur called the subcommittee position “a good fit” for Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District, which stretches along the Lake Erie coast from Cleveland to Toledo. Among other areas, the subcommittee has jurisdiction over: renewable energy initiatives nationally […]