Launched in June 2019 by Governor Janet Mills, the Maine Offshore Wind Initiative aims to explore thoughtful development of floating offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Maine, while ensuring balance with our state’s maritime industries and environment.
Maine has a world-class offshore wind resource off our coast and the Gulf of Maine represents one of our state’s largest untapped sources of clean energy. Proven around the world, offshore wind can lead to economic growth and provide clean energy that combats climate change and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels.
Maine is also working closely with neighboring states and the federal government to evaluate regional opportunities
in offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Maine through a regional task force organized by the federal Bureau of
Ocean Energy Management.
MAINE OFFSHORE WIND SUPPLY CHAIN
The State is partnering with the Business Network for Offshore Wind to host the Maine offshore wind supply chain registry, SupplyChainConnect Maine. Companies in Maine, with Maine-based employees, or considering being located in Maine interested in supplying components and services to offshore wind projects throughout the U.S. should register.