MaineDOT Applies for Federal Grant to Advance Floating Offshore Wind Port Project

The Maine Department of Transportation announced today that it has applied for $456 million in grant funding from the federal government to help construct the East Coast’s first floating offshore wind port on a portion of state-owned Sears Island that is reserved for port development. “Maine has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our economy, protect our environment, create good-paying …

Governor Mills Promotes Maine During Keynote Address at International Offshore Wind Conference

Governor announces the State has begun its process to procure 3,000 MW of offshore wind energy by 2040, a milestone in Maine’s efforts to develop responsible offshore wind, stabilize energy costs, and drive investment and job growth across the State. New Orleans, LOUISIANA – Governor Janet Mills today promoted Maine’s leadership in responsibly pursuing offshore wind during a keynote address at …

Governor Mills, U.S. Senators Collins & King, and Rep. Pingree Announce Federal Decision to Exclude Critical Maine Fishing Grounds from Commercial Offshore Wind Leasing

At the urging of the Governor and Congressional Delegation, BOEM excludes vital lobster fishing areas from offshore wind energy maps in Gulf of Maine Governor Janet Mills, U.S Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree issued the following statement today in response to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)’s release of its final Wind Energy …

Newsletter | Mar. 2024

Autumn Lane

Covers updates on the Gulf of Maine wind energy areas, one-year progress, research consortium recruitment, seafloor mapping support, upcoming meetings on offshore wind technology, and more.

Newsletter | Feb. 2024

Autumn Lane

Covers updates on Maine’s offshore wind research, advisory board meeting, seminar at the 2024 Maine Fishermen’s Forum, new program manager, and more.

Newsletter | Oct. 2023

Autumn Lane

Covers updates on offshore wind research proposals, BOEM’s draft wind energy area comment period closure, upcoming meetings, Maine’s participation in a regional offshore wind event and more.

Governor Mills Announces Sears Island as Preferred Site for Port to Support Floating Offshore Wind

Purpose-built port facility will establish Maine’s place in growing offshore wind industry, become hub for job creation and economic development and is welcomed by a strong and diverse coalition of environmental, labor, and economic organizations Governor Janet Mills today announced that the State of Maine has selected a section of state-owned Sears Island that is reserved for port development as …