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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

Titlesort descending Source/Sponsor Date
Economic Evaluation of Aqua Ventus Maine Public Utilities Commission Sep 10 2014
Economic Impact of a Commercial-Scale Offshore Wind Power Facility in Maine [Docket No. 2010-235] Statoil North America Sep 17 2012
Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Options Maine Legislature Jan 19 2012
Evaluation of Maine's Public Investments in Research & Development (R&D)- Final Report Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Oct 23 2006
Executive Order #20 Establishing The Ocean Energy Task Force (OETF) Governor John E. Baldacci Nov 7 2008
Fifth Biennial Report on Progress toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals Maine Legislature Jan 1 2014
Final Report of the Ocean Energy Task Force (OETF) to Governor John E. Baldacci Governor John E. Baldacci Dec 31 2009
Final Report- Continued Participation by Maine Transmission and Distribution Utilities in the New England Regional Transmission Organization Maine Legislature Jan 15 2008
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
Fourth Biennial Report on Progress toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals Maine Legislature Jan 24 2012
Future Opportunities for Wind Power in Maine Maine Department of Conservation (DOC) Sep 11 2009
Great Expectations: U.S. Wind Energy Development Governors' Wind Energy Coalition Mar 1 2010
H.P. 904: An Act To Maximize the Benefits of Renewable Energy in Maine Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick Apr 14 2015
Interactive Map of Demonstration Sites Maine Department of Conservation (DOC)
Issues Affecting Co-Location of Energy Infrastructure Report Maine Legislature May 10 2011
Long-Term Contracting for Offshore Wind Energy and Tidal Projects [Docket No. 2010-235] Industrial Energy Consumer Group (IECG) Sep 7 2012
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
Long-Term Contracting for Offshore Wind Energy and Tidal Projects- Request for Comments on Non-Confidential Term Sheet [Docket No. 2010-235] Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Aug 29 2012
Maine Aqua Ventus Bid Proposal to Maine PUC Preti Flaherty Dec 4 2013
Maine Aqua Ventus Proposal Aqua Ventus Aug 30 2013
Maine Coastal Atlas Maine State Planning Office (SPO); Maine Coastal Program (MCP)
Maine Coastal Plan- Assessment and Strategy under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) May 8 2011
Maine Comprehensive Energy Plan Update State of Maine Feb 1 2015
Maine Comprehensive Research and Development (R&D) Evaluation 2011 Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Feb 22 2012
Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Report US Department of Energy (DOE) Feb 23 2011
Maine Establishes the Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission Gov. Paul R. Lepage Jan 24 2018
Maine Ocean Energy Planning Areas and Test Sites Maine Department of Conservation (DOC); Maine State Planning Office (SPO) Dec 15 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
Maine Offshore Energy Demonstration Area Siting Initiative- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Maine Department of Conservation (DOC); Maine State Planning Office (SPO) Nov 6 2009

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