Erie County joins the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo)

Announcement Date: April 1, 2015

Erie County Council voted unanimously to support Erie Country Executive Kathy Dahlkemper’s initiative 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 allows Erie County to coordinate with LEEDCo’s other members and partners to shape a long-term strategy for developing offshore wind projects in Lake Erie. Other LEEDCo members include the Ohio lakefront counties of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake and Lorain, the City of Cleveland, NorTech and the Cleveland Foundation. County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper will represent Erie County on the LEEDCo Board of Directors.

Link: LEEDCo

Emerge 2040 Recommendation:  Ensure local leadership drives Erie’s energy future by establishing a Renewable Energy Accelerator. (Environment)