The GVSU Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) and RG Bluewater Wind invite you to attend a seminar at the MAREC facility in Muskegon on Thursday July 22, from 10:00 a.m.until 2:00 p.m. for key stakeholders interested in learning about the role of offshore wind energy generation in Michigan’s future. This event will provide participants with information about a critical economic development opportunity for the state of Michigan, as well as an opportunity to contribute to responsible development in Michigan’s waters
The seminar will include insightful presentations and a dynamic round of stakeholder interaction. The program will include an overview of the emerging offshore wind industry, how the State of Michigan is positioned in relation to offshore wind development, trends and activities elsewhere in the Great Lakes as well as opportunities for the future. Presentations will include an introduction to how offshore projects will be sited and built, and the critical role Michigan citizens and stakeholders have in the process.
Following a complimentary lunch, participants will engage in a roundtable discussion of critical issues and leadership opportunities for Michigan businesses and how they can contribute to the development of this exciting and important new industry. The results of the breakout sessions will be documented and
made available to all participants following the seminar to use as talking points as they communicate this information further within their community or professional sector.
Your participation in this event is of critical importance to ensure that Michigan takes full advantage of the opportunity that offshore wind energy development represents, and contributes to the responsible management of our natural resources. We look forward to your attendance and active participation as we discuss this important renewable energy opportunity.
Please confirm your attendance and RSVP by calling MAREC at 616-331-6900 or Bluewater Wind at 269-857-1215. A map and driving directions can be located on the www.gvsu.edu/marec web site.
· Welcome to MAREC
· Overview ofSeminar Objectives & Agenda
· Why Offshore Wind
· Why Michigan is aFocus
· Offshore WindPark Development
· Q & A Session
· Summary of DaysEvent
· Next Steps