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Past Events in Michigan

24 event(s).

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 4/19/2012

Location: Lansing, MI

Contact: John Sarver

Phone: (517) 290-8602

Michigan Public Service Commission temporary office, 4300 W. Saginaw, Hearing Room 1

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Introductions, John Sarver, GLREA
  • Remarks by John Quackenbush, MPSC Chair
  • MPSC Update, Julie Baldwin, MPSC
  • Consumers Energy RPS Plan, Dave Ronk, Consumers
  • Detroit Edison RPS Plan, Charles Conlen, DTE
  • MEO & GLWC Update, Mark Clevey, MEO
  • RPS 25 by 2025 Ballot Initiative, Douglas Jester, 5 Lakes Energy & Charles Conlen, DTE
  • Muskegon WWT Project, Rodger Kershner, Howard & Howard Attorneys

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 10/12/2011

Location: Lansing, MI

Michigan State University Pavilion Rooms C and D

Agenda

  • Introductions
  • MPSC Update—Julie Baldwin, MPSC
  • Advanced Battery Storage for Wind Integration—Kim Pargoff, A123Systems
  • Public Engagement for Offshore Wind—Erik Nordman, GVSU
  • Future of Wind Energy In Michigan—Jennifer Alvarado, GLREA
  • Discussion

Annual Michigan Energy Fair

Date: 6/24/2011 to 6/26/2011

Location: Ludington, MI

Contact: Samantha Keeney

Phone: 800-434-9788

Mason County Fair Grounds.

The three-day event will unite people from throughout Michigan and the Great Lakes region to learn about energy issues and sustainable living. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend educational workshops. Senior project leader Trudy Forsyth from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will present two sessions on wind energy basics and one session on buying a wind turbine.

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 3/29/2011

Location: Lansing, MI

Contact: John Sarver, Chairman

Phone: (517) 290-8602

Michigan Public Service Commission, 6545 Mercantile Way, Hearing Room A.

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Calling in is available.

Audio Access

Dial in: 877 336-1828

Access Code: 2220392#

Web Access

Web Meeting: https://www.webmeeting.att.com

Meeting Number: 8773361828

Access Code: 2220392

Regional Wind Powering America Meeting: Great Lakes

Date: 3/18/2011

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Contact: Corrie Christol, NREL

Phone: (303) 384-7110

Courtyard Ann Arbor

Agenda
Great Lakes Regional Wind Powering America Meeting Proceedings
Feedback Form
As the 3-year Wind Powering America priority state activities end and similar federal funding for medium- and low-priority states transitions to regional outreach activities, the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Program and Wind Powering America hosted a series of 1-day meetings at strategic locations around the country. State representatives, Wind Working Group members, and other interested stakeholders were invited to attend and share experiences. Through these events, Wind Powering America staff and participants identified lingering deployment barriers, prioritized these barriers, and then worked in small groups to review successful approaches and discuss potential approaches to address the barriers identified.

The meeting allowed wind stakeholders from each region to meet and discuss approaches to address the most pressing market barriers, learn from experiences in other states, and help build regional collaboration. Wind Powering America will also use the meeting results to help plan the Wind Powering America Annual All-States Summit and future program activities.

Additional meetings were planned in the following locations:

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 1/19/2011

Location: Lansing, MI

Contact: John Sarver

Michigan Public Service Commission, 6545 Mercantile Way, Hearing Room A.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kerry Duggan, DOE Senior Policy Advisor, will be joining us from Washington, D.C.and we will be hearing about the new Michigan-made 2.2 MW wind turbine.

Agenda

  • Introductions
  • MPSC Update — Julie Baldwin, Manager, Renewable Energy Section
  • 2.2 MW Wind Turbine — Charles W. Vaughan, Jr., VP Commercialization, Northern Power Systems
  • US-Canada Joint Initiative & Offshore Initiative — Kerry Duggan, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of EERE, DOE
  • Ontario Update — Winton Dahlstrom, President and CEO of Helix Synergy
  • Offshore Wind Energy Update — Mike Klepinger, Staff Director, Michigan Great Lakes Wind Council

Presentations will be available.

Obama Administration, DOE, and Great Lakes Wind Collaborative Host Great Lakes Offshore Wind Workshop

Date: 10/26/2010 to 10/27/2010

Location: MI

The White House Council on Environmental Quality, DOE's Wind and Water Power Program, and the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative hosted the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Workshop in Chicago on October 26 and 27. More than 100 people gathered to address permitting and regulatory barriers to wind deployment in the Great Lakes region. Participants included representatives from all associated regulatory agencies, wind developers, state officials, and other stakeholders. The workshop resulted in a strategy to identify and clarify the regulatory process for lake-based offshore wind technology deployment. Learn more at the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative Web site.

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 10/12/2010

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Contact: John Sarver, Chair

Kalamazoo Valley Community College, M-TEC in the Groves, Amphitheater.

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Call in number: 877-336-1829; Pass code: 2022874#

Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Transmission Update — Cathy Cole, MPSC
  • Economic Development Update — Steve Bakkal, MEDC
  • Community Wind & Tall Towers Update — Steve Harsh, MSU
  • WMU Update — John Patten
  • Break
  • KVCC Wind Turbine Training Program — Cindy Buckley, Executive Director of Training
  • Tour of KVCC Facilities
  • Adjourn

JEDI Analysis in the Great Lakes Webinar

Date: 6/22/2010

Location: MI

The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) Economic Development Workgroup invites you to join Suzanne Tegen, Senior Energy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), and David G. Loomis, Associate Professor of Economics at Illinois State University and Chair of the GLWC Economic Development Workgroup, for a 75 minute webinar to learn how to use the Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model and hear how a JEDI analysis can demonstrate the economic benefits of wind energy in your state, region or community.

JEDI is a model that analyzes the economic impacts of constructing and operating wind projects. The JEDI model runs in Excel, and users can use either default settings or their own settings in the analysis. The model has application for anyone who wants to better understand how a wind project will affect a community through job creation and local revenue.

The JEDI Model is often used by developers, advocates, government officials, decision makers, and other users who might not have the resources to develop their own economic development models. It is designed to accommodate a broad user base with various levels of experience in economic development modeling.

The Webinar is free of charge and open to your colleagues and associates.

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 3/31/2010

Location: Lansing, MI

Contact: John Sarver

Michigan Public Service Commission, 6545 Mercantile Way, Room A.

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 1/28/2010

Location: Lansing, MI

Contact: John Sarver, Bureau of Energy Systems, Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth

Phone: (517) 241-6280

Michigan Public Service Commission, 6545 Mercantile Way, Hearing Room A.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Agenda

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • School Technical Assistance Programs
  • Tall Towers Wind Monitoring — Steve Harsh, MSU
  • Michigan Public Service Commission Update
  • Off-Shore Wind Energy Update
  • State Wind Conference
  • Open Discussion

U.S. Mid-Size Wind Turbine Development Workshop

Date: 11/6/2009

Location: Detroit, MI

Contact: Trudy Forsyth, NREL

Cobo Center, Room W1-54.

7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by NREL and DOE, the Mid-Size Turbine Development Workshop will facilitate collaboration between wind turbine designers and U.S. manufacturers and build awareness of the DOE-NREL Mid-Size Wind Turbine Development Project. This half-day workshop will consist of facilitated panel presentations by turbine designers and manufacturers. In addition to networking opportunities, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the anatomy of a mid-sized turbine and future opportunities for partnering with DOE. Register for this workshop (PDF 92 KB) Download Adobe Reader.

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 10/9/2009

Location: Lansing, MI

Michigan Public Service Commission, Hearing Room A, 6545 Mercantile Way.

9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Great Lakes Wind Council Report — Mike Klepinger, Mikinetics
  • Wind Energy Resource Zone Board Report — Julie Baldwin, MPSC
  • Break
  • Windspire Small Wind Turbine — Allan O'Shea, Mariah Power
  • Swift Small Wind Turbine — Jessica Lehti, Cascade Renewables

You can call in at 877-336-1829, pass code 2022874#

Presentations will be posted.

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 4/30/2009

Location: Lansing, MI

Michigan Public Service Commission, 6545 Mercantile Way, Hearing Room A.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Agenda

  • 9:00 Introductions and Announcements
  • 9:30 Wind Farms and Taxation — Tom Rico, Michigan Economic Development Corp.
  • 10:00 Wind Farm Development — Open discussion on barriers, state policies, etc.
  • 10:30 Break
  • 11:00 Laser-Based Wind Assessment — Pete Tchoryk, Wind Sight
  • 11:30 MPSC Updates (RPS,WERZB, Net Metering, etc) and Q&A — Tom Stanton and Julie Baldwin, MPSC
  • 12:00 Adjourn

Call in number: 877-336-1829

Passcode: 2022874#

The meeting site and parking is accessible. Individuals attending the meeting are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products, in order to enhance accessibility for everyone. People with disabilities requiring additional services (such as materials in alternative format) in order to participate in the meeting should call the Commission's Executive Secretary at (517) 241-6160.

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 1/27/2009

Location: MI

Contact: John Sarver

Michigan Public Service Commission, Hearing Room A.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Call in number: (877) 336-1829

Pass code: 2022874#

Agenda

  • Off-shore Wind
  • Wind Energy Resource Zone Board
  • RPS Plans
  • Net Metering and Interconnection
  • Wind Energy Conference, March 3 - 4 at Cobo Hall

People with disabilities requiring additional services (such as materials in alternative format) in order to participate in the meeting should call the Commission's Executive Secretary at (517) 241-6160.

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 10/23/2008

Location: Cadillac, MI

Wexford-Missaukee ISD Campus, Lake Superior Room, Career Tech Center, 9901 E. 13th Street.

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This meeting is available by conference call and Web meeting.

Agenda

  • Tour Stoney Corners Wind Farm, map.
  • MREP and Wind Working Group meeting at Wexford-Missaukee ISD Campus.
    • Stoney Corners Wind Farm: Review of Construction Process and Plans for the Future. Rick Wilson, Heritage Wind Energy.
    • Michigan's Future as a Wind Energy Manufacturing Powerhouse — Wind Energy Manufacturing Value Chain; Jill Babcock, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
    • The Michigan Wind Energy Transmission Study. Tom Stanton, Michigan Renewable Energy Program; Carlo Capra, International Transmission Company (Lower Peninsula); Ken Copp, American Transmission Company (Upper Peninsula)
    • Michigan Renewable Energy Legislation Summary 2008. Tom Stanton and Julie Baldwin (MPSC). The MPSC Staff will present a summary of the three bills recently passed by the Michigan Legislature related to renewable energy, energy efficiency and utility plant construction.
  • MPSC Consumer Forum with MPSC Commissioner Stephen Transeth at Cadillac City Hall, Council Chambers.

Great Lakes AWEA Webcast: 20% Wind Energy by 2030

Date: 8/14/2008

Location: MI

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT
The U.S. DOE issued the "20% Wind Energy by 2030" report in May 2008. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is pleased to present this Webcast to members of the Michigan Wind Working Group to provide insights on the report and to present AWEA policy initiatives on behalf of the wind industry. The presentation will help support and guide various state-level efforts in the state of Michgan that the Michigan Wind Working Group has already underway or may initiate in the future. Register, if you are going to call in to the Webcast on your own.

Physical Location

The Michigan Renewable Energy Program and the Michigan Wind Working Group will host this Webcast in the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) offices in Lansing, in Hearing Room A. We reserved MPSC Hearing Room A from 9 a.m. until noon, so that anyone interested can continue the discussion here until noon, and then anyone interested can make their own arrangements for lunch at any nearby restaurant. Please plan to arrive a few minutes before the 9:30 a.m. starting time, so that you leave ample time to come into the building, obtain a visitor pass, and find your way to the hearing room prior to the start of the call.

Any interested person may attend and participate. The meeting site is accessible, including handicapped parking. Persons needing any accommodation to participate should contact the Commission's Executive Secretary at (517) 241-6160 in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance.

Michigan Wind Working Group

Date: 4/23/2008

Location: Lansing, MI

Contact: John Sarver

Michigan Public Service Commission Office, 6545 Mercantile Way, Hearing Room A.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Driving directions

Call in number: 877-336-1829

Passcode: 2022874#

Presentations will be posted on the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth Web site.

The agenda will be:

9:30 a.m. — Introductions and announcements

10:00 a.m. — Update on Harvest Wind Farm, John Miceli, Wolverine Power

10:45 a.m. — Township Perspective on Harvest Wind Farm, Brion Dickens, Oliver Twp

11:30 a.m. — MI-WETS (Michigan Wind Energy Transmission Study) Update, Tom Stanton, MPSC

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. — Wind Study Technical Meeting: Report and Discussion on on-going Michigan Wind Diversity, Reliability, and Value Studies, Sina Sadeghi-Baghsorkhi, University of Michigan.

Michigan Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 12/14/2007

Location: Lansing, MI

Michigan Public Service Commission, 6545 Mercantile Way, Hearing Room.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The agenda will be:

  • Introductions
  • "European Perspective on American Wind Developments: How Can Michigan Be in The Game" — Dr. Stefan Schmitz, Squire Sanders.
  • Update on Wind Energy R&D Consortium — John Patten, Western Michigan University
  • International Transmission Corp. Tariff Update — Tom Wrenbeck, Manager for Stakeholder Relations
  • Michigan Wind Energy Transmission Study — MPSC, ITC, ATC, MISO, MSU
  • Adjourn

Call in number: 877-336-1829

Pass code: 2022874#

Presentations and materials will be posted at www.michigan.gov/eoworkshops .

Manufacturing and Developing Wind Systems in Michigan 2007 Conference

Date: 9/10/2007 to 9/11/2007

Location: Lansing, MI

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University, 55 South Harrison Road.

Invited speakers will describe the world-wide and national market potential for utility-scale wind turbines and system components, Michigan's capacity for production of wind systems, engineering and siting challenges, development opportunities, land use issues such as noise, shadowflicker, birds and bats, property line setbacks, zoning and planning policies. Display booths and posters will be featured during networking breaks. Co-sponsorships with recognition are available.

2007 Michigan Energy Fair

Date: 6/22/2007 to 6/24/2007

Location: Onekama, MI

Wind Powering America will be hosting an exhibit.
The three-day event will unite people from throughout Michigan and the Great Lakes region to learn about energy issues and sustainable living. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend educational workshops, meet vendors offering valuable goods, services, and information, eat local food and hear great live music. The 2006 Michigan Energy Fair drew an attendance of approximately 2500 people from around the State and the Great Lakes region.

Michigan: Wyandotte Wind Energy Project Briefing

Date: 5/17/2007

Location: Wyandotte, MI

Contact: Melanie McCoy, General Manager

Phone: 734-324-7111

Wyandotte Municipal Utility Offices, 3005 Biddle Ave.

10:00-12:00 p.m.
The Michigan Wind Working Group and Wyandotte Municipal Utility will hold a briefing on the Wyandotte wind energy project. Melanie McCoy, utility staff, and Black & Veatch consultants will provide an update on the project.

Presentations from the Michigan Wind Integration Forum

Date: 4/25/2007

Location: Lansing, MI

Larry Flowers, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. "Wind Energy Update (PowerPoint 23 MB)."

Ed DeMeo, Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc. "Integrating Wind Power into the Electric Power System (PowerPoint 1 MB)." Presented at the 9:00 a.m. session with the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Ed DeMeo, Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc. and Michael Milligan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. "Integrating Wind Power into the Electric Power System (PowerPoint 4 MB)." Presented at the utility forum.

Wind Energy and Economic Development Forum

Date: 4/24/2007

Location: East Lansing, MI

Sponsored by Wind Powering America (WPA) and the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC).
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University, 55 South Harrison Road, 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET
There is no cost to attend the forum, but please register for planning purposes.

This forum will feature speakers addressing the economic development impacts and manufacturing opportunities presented by wind power development, both in the Great Lakes region and around the country. The current and future growth of the domestic wind energy industry offers considerable economic development potential to both rural America and the manufacturing sector.

Webcast of the forum will be available from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET, featuring Larry Wiley from GE discussing the manufacturing opportunities and challenges of wind energy meeting up to 20% of the U.S.'s energy needs. From 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., panels on manufacturing, rural economic development, and stakeholder perspectives will be presented to participants in Lansing.