(20 ILCS 896/15)
Wind energy siting matrix.
The Department shall develop a detailed offshore wind energy siting matrix for the public trust lands of Lake Michigan, which shall, at a minimum, identify areas that are unsuitable for wind energy development ("prohibited areas"), areas that are most appropriate for wind energy development ("preferred areas"), and areas that are neither prohibited nor preferred for wind energy development but that may be considered for development upon application ("possible areas"). The Department, in developing the wind energy siting matrix, shall take into consideration existing environmental, marine, public infrastructure, transportation, and security uses and factors, and may also consider other factors it identifies as appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 98-447, eff. 8-16-13.)