Policy

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Join NOACA for a Public Discussion on the Highway Interchange Project Policy

Learn more about the criteria drafted for new or modified highway interchange projects in Northeast Ohio at this virtual public meeting.

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Review the draft policy at the following link and join the discussion on Nov 9.
https://www.noaca.org/home/showdocument?id=25561

Give public comments on our portal until November 30.

Link to the Webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82721222801?pwd=UEppWDZjdzlHVWk2QTR1MENiSFVEZz09

Webinar ID: 827 2122 2801
Passcode: 760157

Dial in:
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099

November 3, 2020|Policy|
Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Citation:  Ahmed, Ali H.; Thomas, Andrew R.; and Henning, Mark, “Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio” (2018). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1559.

Increasing the resiliency of the electrical utility system in a region has numerous benefits to the residents, companies, and public entities operating in that region ranging from improved safety to financial impacts. However, attracting political interest and capital for such a major infrastructure improvement project requires an expectation from the potential participants that the project will be technically possible and economically attractive for investors. Performing a feasibility study is an important first step to ensure that a project is worthy of pursuit from both a technical and economic viewpoint. Read More »

October 27, 2020|Policy|
Valuing Resiliency from Microgrids: How End Users Can Estimate the Marginal Value of Resilient Power

Citation:  Thomas, Andrew R. and Henning, Mark, “Valuing Resiliency from Microgrids: How End Users Can Estimate the Marginal Value of Resilient Power” (2017). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1516.

This report is part of a general microgrid planning evaluation for Cleveland, Ohio undertaken by Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University, underwritten by the Cleveland Foundation. The evaluation has been undertaken in collaboration with Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland. This report focuses on one of the more important questions posed in building a microgrid: what is the marginal value of reliable power to end users? Read More »

October 27, 2020|Policy|
The Economic and Fiscal Impact of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Citation:  Thomas, Andrew R.; Henning, Mark; Date, Kirby; and Simons, Robert A., “The Economic and Fiscal Impact of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio” (2018). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1560.

This report relates the results of an investigation into market conditions for a proposed microgrid in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, as well the potential for additional jobs, income, and tax revenues that might accompany such an enterprise. Power interruptions have been estimated to cost commercial and industrial customers more than $100 billion each year in the United States.1 Because microgrids can reduce or eliminate power disruptions, the proposed microgrid could position Cleveland to capture growth among those industries that experience relatively greater losses when power outages occur. This includes momentary interruptions, which account for a “substantial portion”2 of such costs. The improved quality, reliability, resiliency, and security associated with a Cleveland microgrid could offer a locational advantage in attracting companies for which a power interruption is particularly costly. Access to clean, distributed generation is also an attribute that is of significant interest to commercial end users. Read More »

October 27, 2020|Policy|
NOACA Seeks Public Input for Regional Strategic Plan

For over fifty years, the Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency (NOACA) has conducted a five-county regional planning effort on transportation, air and water quality, and other quality of life issues. NOACA is now working on a regional strategic plan that addresses these issues to provide a vision through the year 2050. NOACA has developed a tool, called the Crowd Gauge, which enables for community input to identify policies and priorities and allocating funds among possible projects. To learn more and to participate, visit https://www.eneo2050.com/crowdgauge and select “Enter Crowd Gauge.”

October 13, 2020|Policy|
Cuyahoga County Five-Year Economic Development Plan 2018-2022 (June 2018)

Armond Budish, County Executive, Cuyahoga County Economic Development Commission, Department of Development, Cuyahoga County Council

The 2018 Economic Development Plan, as proffered by the Cuyahoga County Economic Development Commission, reflects Cuyahoga County’s desire to collaborate and align with the region’s economic development stakeholders and partners to create and sustain economic and population growth and job creation.  View Report »

October 13, 2020|Policy|
The Aerozone: A Great Place to Live, Work & Grow
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