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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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State Resources

Title Source/Sponsor Datesort ascending
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
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
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
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
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
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
Appendices- Final Report of the Ocean Energy Task Force (OETF) to Governor John E. Baldacci Governor John E. Baldacci Dec 31 2009
Final Report of the Ocean Energy Task Force (OETF) to Governor John E. Baldacci Governor John E. Baldacci Dec 31 2009

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