Port Authority joins the push toward wind energy

posted by Ken Robinson - 

(Cleveland) - The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority is getting involved the effort to bring wind power to the area. 

The Port Authority is joining forces with the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp., which is planning to construct 6 wind turbines 8 miles north of the Cleveland shoreline. 

Port vice president Jade Davis says, they will be the construction staging ground for the arrival and assembly of the giant turbines which will be brought in on ships and trucks. 

Davis says construction should begin at the end of 2019, and be completed by 2021 or 2022. 

He explains that there is a Cleveland Public Power electricity grid interconnect near the Port, and power purchase agreements are being finalized. 

Davis maintains that the Port is all about economic development, and the wind project aligns with their mission of growing jobs in the region.

Wind Turbines (Getty Images)

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