Maine

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Parties in the State of Maine have been actively pursuing floating offshore wind since the pass of the Ocean Energy Legislation in 2009. Because of the depth of the waters in the Gulf of Maine floating wind technology appears to be most applicable. A number of projects have been considered in the state. At one time there were 2 demonstration projects proposed in state and being considered By the US Dept. of Energy for funding, one by Statoil and another by Maine Aqua Ventus. In 2013 Statoil terminated their project. In 2014 the DOE provided additional research and engineering funding to Aqua Ventus for further design development. At this time, there are no current offshore wind activities.

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A Climate Action Plan for Maine 2004 Maine Legislature Dec 1 2004
A Climate Action Plan for Maine 2004- Appendices Maine Legislature Dec 1 2004
A Resolution Directing the New England State Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) to Implement a Work Plan for the Competitive Coordinated Procurement of Regional Renewable Power New England Governors' Conference (NEGC) Jul 30 2012
A Resolution Endorsing the Continued Investigation into the Potential for Coordinated Regional Renewable Power Procurement New England Governors' Conference (NEGC) Jul 11 2011
Addendum- Request for Proposals (RFP) for Long-Term Contracts for Deepwater Offshore Wind Energy Pilot Projects and Tidal Energy Demonstration Projects Maine Legislature Sep 1 2010
Advancing Ocean Planning in the Northeast Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) Jan 27 2012
Amendments to Portfolio Requirement Rule (Chapter 311)- Order Adopting Rule and Statement of Actual and Policy Basis [Docket No. 2007-391] Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Oct 22 2007
An Act to Facilitate Testing and Demonstration of Renewable Ocean Energy Technology [P.L. Chapter 270, 124th Legislature, First Regular Session, S.P. 545, L.D. 1465] Maine Legislature Jun 4 2009
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Governor's Ocean Energy Task Force (OETF) [P.L. Chapter 615, 124th Legislature, Second Regular Session, S.P. 710, L.D. 1810] Maine Legislature Apr 7 2010
An Act to Provide Leadership in Addressing the Threat of Climate Change [P.L. Chapter 237, 121st Legislature, First Regular Session, H.P. 622, L.D. 845] Maine Legislature May 21 2003
Annual Report on New Renewable Resource Portfolio Requirement Maine Legislature Mar 28 2012
Appendices- Final Report of the Ocean Energy Task Force (OETF) to Governor John E. Baldacci Governor John E. Baldacci Dec 31 2009
Aqua Ventus Project Overview University of Maine Jun 18 2014
Boon Island Ocean Energy Test Site Maine Department of Conservation (DOC); Maine State Planning Office (SPO) Dec 15 2009
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Environmental Review Process for Statoil's Proposed Project Offshore Maine US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting US Coast Guard (USCG) Dec 8 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting Agenda US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting Attendance List US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting- Unsolicited Lease Request from Statoil North America, Inc. (Statoil) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting- Updates, Overview, and Meeting Purpose US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Teleconference US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) May 23 2012
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Process for Unsolicited Lease Requests US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2010
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting Attendance List US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Sep 14 2010
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting- Renewable Energy Uses of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Sep 14 2010
Chapter 311: Portfolio Requirement Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Nov 6 2007
Coastal and Marine Data in Maine- Spatial Data Relevant to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Task Force Maine State Planning Office (SPO); Maine Coastal Program (MCP) Sep 14 2010
Damariscove Ocean Energy Test Site Maine Department of Conservation (DOC); Maine State Planning Office (SPO) Dec 15 2009
Deepwater Offshore Wind in Maine: the Plan, the Timeline University of Maine (UMaine), Advanced Structures and Composite Center Jun 18 2009
Department of Defense (DOD) Methodology and Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Development in the Gulf of Maine US Department of Defense (DOD) Dec 8 2011
Economic Development with Offshore Wind Power Act Maine State Legislature Jun 28 2013

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