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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University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center University of Maine (UMaine), Advanced Structures and Composite Center Dec 17 2010
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Process for Unsolicited Lease Requests US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2010
Final Report: New England Wind Integration Study (NEWIS) Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE) Dec 5 2010
Final Report: New England Wind Integration Study (NEWIS)- Executive Summary Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE) Dec 5 2010
Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) 2010-2012 Priority Issue Area Work Plans Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) Dec 2 2010
Long-Term Contracting for Offshore Wind Energy and Tidal Projects- Order on Rate Impact Limitation Provision [Docket No. 2010-235] Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Sep 28 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
Overview of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Environmental Review Process 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
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
Request for Interest (RFI) in Renewable Energy Leasing Offshore Maine US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Sep 14 2010
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
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
Report to the New England Governors on Coordinated Renewable Procurement New England Governors' Conference (NEGC) Jul 12 2010
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the US Department of Interior (DOI) and Atlantic Coast States to Create an Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium US Department of Interior (DOI); States of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina Jun 8 2010
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
Great Expectations: U.S. Wind Energy Development Governors' Wind Energy Coalition Mar 1 2010
New England 2030 Power System Study/2009 Economic Study: Scenario Analysis of Renewable Resource Development- Report to the New England Governors New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) Feb 26 2010
People and Nature Adapting to a Changing Climate- Charting Maine's Course Maine Legislature Feb 1 2010
People and Nature Adapting to a Changing Climate- Charting Maine's Course (Executive Summary) Maine Legislature Feb 1 2010
Final Report of the Ocean Energy Task Force (OETF) to Governor John E. Baldacci Governor John E. Baldacci Dec 31 2009
Appendices- Final Report of the Ocean Energy Task Force (OETF) to Governor John E. Baldacci Governor John E. Baldacci Dec 31 2009
Monhegan Island Ocean Energy Demonstration Site Maine Department of Conservation (DOC); Maine State Planning Office (SPO) Dec 15 2009
Boon Island Ocean Energy Test Site Maine Department of Conservation (DOC); Maine State Planning Office (SPO) Dec 15 2009
Maine Ocean Energy Planning Areas and Test Sites Maine Department of Conservation (DOC); Maine State Planning Office (SPO) Dec 15 2009
Damariscove Ocean Energy Test Site Maine Department of Conservation (DOC); Maine State Planning Office (SPO) Dec 15 2009
Maine Offshore Energy Demonstration Area Siting Initiative- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Maine Department of Conservation (DOC); Maine State Planning Office (SPO) Nov 6 2009
Technical Requirements for Wind Generation Interconnection and Integration Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE) Nov 3 2009
Maine Offshore Energy Demonstration Area Siting Initiative- Draft Site Selection Methodology Maine Department of Conservation (DOC); Maine State Planning Office (SPO) Oct 27 2009
New England Governors' Renewable Energy Blueprint New England Governors' Conference (NEGC) Sep 15 2009

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