BOEM published a notice for Potential Commercial Leasing for Wind Power
BOEM published a notice for Potential Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Maine; Request for Interest and a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Potential Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Approval of Construction and Operations Plan Offshore Maine. The notices came…
BOEM published a Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest
BOEM published a Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest (DNCI), thereby announcing BOEM’s decision to proceed with a noncompetitive lease process for the proposed lease area offshore Maine. Since then, Statoil has withdrawn its lease request. There are no offshore renewable energy projects in Federal waters offshore Maine at…
Governor Janet Mills signed into law LD 994
Governor Janet Mills signed into law LD 994, legislation that required the Public Utilities Commission to approve the contract for Maine Aqua Ventus, the first of its kind demonstration project of floating offshore wind in the United States. Learn more.
Five East Coast Governors sent a letter to the Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt
Five East Coast Governors, including Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Virginia sent a letter to Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressing their support for offshore wind power. Learn more.
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved an energy and water funding bill
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved an energy and water funding bill that included research and development projects at the University of Maine includes support for research and development of the Aqua Ventus project at the University of Maine.