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Tons of Offshore Wind Energy Potential in the Midwest

The U.S. has a projected 4,223 GW worth of offshore wind generating potential with 50 GW from the Ohio Waters of Lake Erie alone, according to a new report from the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo). LEEDCo was founded to initially build wind turbines in Lake Eris, but now aims to stimulate “an entire offshore freshwater wind industry.” While working towards an icebreaker project in Lake Erie, LEEDCo is looking towards U.S. based companies to create it’s own U.S. supply chain.

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