Ohio company seeks federal grant for wind turbines


CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio development company is looking to win a federal grant to help fund its project to put wind turbines in Lake Erie.

The Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/xd2Is6 ) that Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. and the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University will jointly apply for the money.

The company's president tells the newspaper that teams are working to have two turbines in the Lake between 2015 and 2017.

The U.S. Department of Energy has a newly created $180 million fund for off-shore wind projects.

Officials in Ohio hope to get up to $50 million for the Lake Erie project, and awards must be matched by local contributions.

A Case Western professor says the goal is to reduce the cost of electricity generated by wind turbines.


Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com