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Monhegan Advisory Committee Recommendations Regarding Maine Aqua Ventus Project

Source/Sponsor: 
Monhegan Community Benefits Advisory Committee
Creator/Author: 
Monhegan Community Benefits Advisory Committee
Description: 
The Monhegan Community Benefits Advisory Committee (“CBAC”) was established in July 2016 to:
 
1. Aid in developing a community benefits agreement with Maine Aqua Ventus(“MAV”); and
2. Make recommendations to the Monhegan Board of Assessors on a specific community benefits package and associated agreement with MAV.
 
The purpose of this Report is therefore to provide CBAC’s written recommendations to the Assessors on a community benefits package and associated agreement with MAV.
 
The concept of a community benefits package began with the Maine Public Utilities Commission (“Maine PUC”) term sheet for the MAV Project1, which requires MAV to either (i) provide electric energy to Monhegan Plantation Power District (“MPPD”) and a fiber optic cable (the “Cable Option”); or (ii) provide an alternative community benefits package. Both are subject to a “commercially reasonable efforts” standard. Accordingly, discussions/negotiations with MAV focused upon developing term sheets for the Cable Option and an alternative “cash” option, referred to in this Report as the “Fund Option”.
 
In sum, CBAC recommends that Monhegan adopt the Fund Option, which provides significant monetary resources for Monhegan to sustainably address energy, telecommunication, and overall community needs. The Fund Option is preferable to the Cable Option, which has less flexibility, more risk, and does not have the potential to address Monhegan’s needs as well as the Fund Option. In short, the Fund Option provides Monhegan with the best opportunity to sustain the island’s environmental, economic, and social values on a long-term basis.
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Publication Date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017
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NYSERDA RFI on MetOcean Plan

Source/Sponsor: 
State of New York
Creator/Author: 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Description: 

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather feedback from offshore wind energy developers, consultants, financiers, scientists, regulators and other stakeholders on the draft MetOcean Plan (www.nyserda.ny.gov/offshorewind) developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NYSERDA intends to implement the final MetOcean Plan in 2017 to support and facilitate the development of the New York Wind Energy Area (WEA) identified by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), south of Long Island’s Rockaway Peninsula, off the coast of New York.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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BOEM Approves Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, today the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced its approval of the first wind energy Research Activities Plan (RAP) for a facility to be located in U.S. federal waters.
 
Last year, BOEM awarded a research lease to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) on the Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Virginia. Today’s action clears the way for the installation and operation of two 6-megawatt (MW) turbines and associated cabling to shore, pending final engineering review of the project. The electricity generated by these turbines could power 3,000 homes. 
 
More information about the project can be found at www.boem.gov/VOWTAP/.
 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016
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Statoil Proposed Term Sheet (Redacted)

Source/Sponsor: 
Statoil North America
Creator/Author: 
Statoil North America
Description: 

Statoil's proposed term sheet for a 20-year contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project (nameplate capacity of 12MW).  Statoil estimates that project suppliers will employ approximately 150 full-time jobs in Maine during peak construction, and commits to spend at least 40% of capital and operations & maintenance (O&M) expenditures in Maine.

 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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Long-Term Contracting for Offshore Wind Energy and Tidal Projects- Order on Rate Impact Limitation Provision [Docket No. 2010-235]

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Creator/Author: 
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Description: 

In this order, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issues its interpretation of the rate impact limitation provision regarding competitive solicitation of proposals for long-term contracts from deepwater offshore wind energy or tidal energy demonstration projects.

 
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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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Long-Term Contracting for Offshore Wind Energy and Tidal Projects- Request for Comments on Non-Confidential Term Sheet [Docket No. 2010-235]

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Creator/Author: 
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Description: 

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) solicits comments on a non-confidential redacted version of a term sheet for a proposed long-term contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project.

 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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South Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Survey and Offshore Wind Economic Impact Survey

Source/Sponsor: 
South Carolina Energy Office (SCEO)
Creator/Author: 
Clemson University, Restoration Institute; Clemson University, Strom Thurmond Institute
Description: 

The report identified 1,134 direct jobs involved in South Carolina's wind energy related production or service activities in 2012.  It estimated that a 1 GW offshore wind farm constructed between 2016 and 2025 would create an average of more than 3,800 jobs per year throughout the 10-year construction period.  It also would generate nearly $2 billion in wages and nearly $620 million in combined state and local government revenue.

 
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Publication Date: 
Friday, August 10, 2012
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Supplemental Statoil Comments to PUC Term Sheet [Docket No. 2010-235]

Source/Sponsor: 
Statoil North America
Creator/Author: 
Statoil North America
Description: 

The supplemental comments respond to comments submitted by the Governor's Office of Energy Independence (OEIS) and the Industrial Energy Consumers' Group (IECG).

 
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Publication Date: 
Monday, September 17, 2012
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Statoil Redacted Comments to PUC Term Sheet [Docket No. 2010-235]

Source/Sponsor: 
Statoil North America
Creator/Author: 
Statoil North America
Description: 

The letter and accompanying attachments detail Statoil's support of the Maine Public Utilities Commission's (PUC's) approval of a term sheet for a proposed long-term contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project.

 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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Maine Wind Energy Development Assessement Report and Recommendations

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS)
Creator/Author: 
Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS)
Description: 

The Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) recommends eliminating the statutory goal of 2,000 MW of installed wind capacity by 2015, but retaining the statutory goals of 3,000 MW of installed wind capacity by 2020 (including 300 MW from offshore wind sources) and 8,000 MW of installed wind capacity by 2030 (including 5,000 MW from offshore wind sources) until a comprehensive reasssessment can be completed.

 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2012
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