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 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
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Teleconference US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) May 23 2012
Review of Terms and Conditions for Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Ocean Energy Boston Pacific Company, Inc. Apr 12 2012
Review of Terms and Conditions for Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Ocean Energy Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) Apr 12 2012
Maine Wind Energy Development Assessement Report and Recommendations Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) Mar 29 2012
Annual Report on New Renewable Resource Portfolio Requirement Maine Legislature Mar 28 2012
Maine Comprehensive Research and Development (R&D) Evaluation 2011 Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Feb 22 2012
RPS Report 2011- Review of RPS Requirements and Compliance in Maine Maine Legislature Jan 31 2012
Advancing Ocean Planning in the Northeast Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) Jan 27 2012
Fourth Biennial Report on Progress toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals Maine Legislature Jan 24 2012
Renewable Resource Supply Curve Report New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) Jan 19 2012
Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Options Maine Legislature Jan 19 2012
Wildlife Concerns Related to Offshore Wind Development in the Gulf of Maine US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) 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
Overview of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation Process National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 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
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
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) Environmental Review Process for Statoil's Proposed Project Offshore Maine US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2011
US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Issue Paper for Offshore Wind Turbine Development in the Gulf of Maine US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Dec 8 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting US Coast Guard (USCG) Dec 8 2011
Statoil North America Unsolicited Application for an Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Renewable Energy Commercial Lease Statoil North America Nov 30 2011
Maine Statoil Requested Lease Area US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Oct 18 2011
A Resolution Endorsing the Continued Investigation into the Potential for Coordinated Regional Renewable Power Procurement New England Governors' Conference (NEGC) Jul 11 2011
Offshore Wind Energy in Maine: Information Exchange Webinar Island Institute Jul 7 2011
Issues Affecting Co-Location of Energy Infrastructure Report Maine Legislature May 10 2011
Maine Coastal Plan- Assessment and Strategy under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) May 8 2011
Tracking Progress Toward Meeting Maine's Wind Energy Goals Maine Legislature Apr 22 2011
Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Report US Department of Energy (DOE) Feb 23 2011

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