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Research & Universities

CaseTurbine_-_Photo_from_CaseWith a rich presence of Universities throughout Ohio, the economic impact is significant. Each of Ohio’s universities and other researchfacilities already offer unique programs toward making Ohio a wind energy center of excellence. In 2009, Case Western Reserve University’s Great Lakes Energy Institute was designated as one of Ohio’s Centers of Excellence in Advanced Energy. That same year, Lorain County Community College established a Wind Turbine Technician degree.

The offshore wind industry offers a multitude of research, biological testing, and engineering opportunities for current students and can deliver employment and innovative startup opportunities to retain young talent while being an intellectual property hub for the rest of the country. While no formal partnerships are in place, LEEDCo has worked on joint-grant proposals and continues to collaborate with universities where possible.

The University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO) is a statewide organization serving the needs of its members by supporting clean energy research, strengthening education, promoting a strong and vibrant business community, and enhancing Ohio’s advanced energy economy. In 2011, UCEAO awarded LEEDCo for its collaborative achievements.

Video: Case Western Reserve Turbine Installation


Get Connected …to Icebreaker’s supply chain opportunities!

The Icebreaker project will need a broad range of service, equipment, material, and manufacturing suppliers to complete the first offshore wind installation in the Great Lakes.  Contact our strategic partner GLWN as your first step in registering with Project Icebreaker Supply Chain.  GLWN, a Cleveland-based advanced-energy supply chain advisory group, is working with LEEDCo to help identify, qualify, and engage local northeast Ohio and regional companies that have an interest to be part of this project.

Find your opportunity in the Icebreaker project.  Contact GLWN today.


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