The Potential Economic Impact of Offshore Wind Energy in the Great Lakes

Oct 2013 | Economy and Transportation, Energy, Library

This 2013 report summarizes the results of a study to quantify the potential economic benefits from offshore wind using multiple scenarios. This analysis used the Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to estimate the jobs and economic development impacts to the Great Lakes region from six offshore wind scenarios.  Within the Offshore Wind JEDI model, region-specific multipliers, cost information, and local content information and assumptions were incorporated to determine the extent to which the scenarios would use local labor and domestic manufacturing capabilities.

Published October 2013   |   Download PDF