The presentation was made at IEEE PES 2011 General Meeting Super Sessions in July, 2011. The presentation describes the formation of Great Lakes Wind Council and its process. It was established by Governor Granholm from February 2009 –December, 2010. It has 29-member advisory board, make recommendations on offshore wind: 8 state agency representatives, 4 utility executives, 2 wind developers, and 15 other members. The council was charged to identify and map most/least favorable areas for offshore wind, recommend process for engaging public in permitting decisions, and recommend legislation for leasing and permitting criteria.