Lorry WagnerLorry Wagner, president of the Cleveland-based Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), will be on campus April 9 to give a talk titled “Icebreaker: You Can’t Spell Experience Without Erie.” The talk is part of the Great Lakes Energy Institute Speaker Series.

With no offshore-wind projects installed in the United States, Lake Erie could become home to the first freshwater-wind project in North America. LEEDCo, a non-profit economic development organization, is building the Great Lakes offshore wind industry, beginning with “Project Icebreaker,” a demonstration project of five to nine wind turbines located seven miles offshore.

This presentation will provide the public with an overview of the factors contributing to the Icebreaker team’s capabilities and successes to date. Some of these factors include Ohio’s leadership in onshore wind manufacturing, engineering knowledge base and research institutions.

The lecture will be at 11 a.m. in Nord Hall 310. More information and registration can be found online at energy.case.edu/speaker-series-Wagner.