Northeast Ohio is a major player in the U.S. wind manufacturing supply chain due to the region’s strong history in manufacturing. Ohio is home to more than 500 companies either established in the wind supply chain or positioning to enter it based upon their capabilities, the majority of which are in Northeast Ohio.
The state of Ohio is a leading U.S. component supplier for wind turbine original equipment manufacturers serving the existing U.S. onshore wind market, and the region’s role will be significantly amplified as greater demand for onshore and offshore wind turbines in the Great Lakes and throughout the nation emerges. In addition to the region’s strong onshore assets, Northeast Ohio is also well positioned to become a global leader in the development of the North American offshore wind industry.
Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) is bringing together the necessary constituents and stakeholders to install a 20 MW wind project and to be the first offshore wind project in the Great Lakes. To learn more about the LEEDCo pilot project and Northeast Ohio’s offshore wind assets, visit: www.leedco.org
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