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Cape & Islands
Offshore Wind Process
Discussion Question
How does the information you’ve heard during
this session help you think about the implications
of offshore wind development?
Cape & Islands
Offshore Wind Process
Future Meeting Topics
Meeting
Topics
October 31
Electricity Supply, Reliability, Pricing, and Air Impacts
Avian Baseline, Methodologies, and Concerns
Marine Species and Habitat Information Baseline
November 21
Visual Impacts
Wind Farm Economics
Alternative Sites
December 12
Economic Impacts
Jurisdiction Issues
Climate Change
January 9, 2003 Review Progress to Date / Plan for Open Forum
Cape & Islands
Offshore Wind Process
Meeting #3: November 21, 2002
November 21
Panel 1: Visual Impacts
Goal: To better understand what the proposed
Cape Wind project might look like.
Proposed Agenda:
• Cape Wind (visual model)
• Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (visual model)
• Cape Wind proposed site
- weather balloon demonstration?
• Video on offshore wind development in Europe
Cape & Islands
Offshore Wind Process
Meeting #3: November 21, 2002
November 21
Panel 2: Wind Farm Economics
Goal: To better understand how various factors
(wind speed, access to transmission, windmill
size, ocean depth and wave conditions, etc.)
effect the economics of off-shore wind farms.
Options (Note: Only 1 or 2 speakers needed):
• American Wind Energy Association
• ABB
• Representative of Ireland Project
Cape & Islands
Offshore Wind Process
Meeting #3: November 21, 2002
November 21
Panel 3: Alternative Sites
Goal: To better understand the relative merits of
wind farm sites off the Cape & Islands
Proposed Speakers:
• Bruce Bailey (wind mapping project results)
• Jim Gordon, Cape Wind (Horseshoe Shoal Sites)
• Bob Link, Winergy (other sites)
Cape & Islands
Offshore Wind Process
Meeting #4: December 12, 2002
December 12
Panel 1: Economic Impacts
Goal: To better understand the potential
economic impacts on the Cape & Islands from
the proposed Cape Wind project, including
impacts related to:
- Tourism (eco/traditional)
- Property Values
- Construction, Maintenance, Operations Jobs
- Renewable Industry
- Yearly Health Cost Impacts
- Fishing
Speakers: LIPA, Others???
Cape & Islands
Offshore Wind Process
Meeting #4: December 12, 2002
December 12
Panel 2: Jurisdiction Issues
Goal: To better understand the present and
potential future permitting processes and
requirements
Speakers:
- Walter Kruikshank, US Marine Minerals Service
- Susan Snow-Cotter, Coastal Zone Management
Cape & Islands
Offshore Wind Process
Meeting #4: December 12, 2002
December 12
Panel 3: Climate Change
Goal: To better understand how global climate
change might impact the Cape & Islands.
Proposed Speaker:
- George Woodwell, Woods Hole
Cape & Islands
Offshore Wind Process
Meeting #5: January 9, 2003
January 9
Review Progress to Date
Plan for Open Forum