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Offshore Wind Experts Selected to Support Research Consortium

As part of Maine’s commitment to responsibly pursue offshore wind, LD 1619 -- passed with bipartisan support by the Legislature  -- established several provisions to help sustain existing ocean uses and the environment with potential offshore wind development in the Gulf of Maine. These provisions included the establishment of a Maine Offshore Wind Research Consortium by early 2023. The statute…

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Gulf of Maine Mapping Project Underway

As part of the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap, the Governor’s Energy Office, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife, Co-Chairs from the Environment & Wildlife and Fisheries Working Groups, and other Gulf of Maine experts are working with the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) and Northeast Ocean Data Portal (NEODP) on a Gulf of Maine…

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Maine Offshore Wind Talent Report Now Available

A new report, Maine Offshore Wind Talent Analysis (PDF), has been released as part of the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap. This report was developed by BW Research Partnership with significant stakeholder input. It provides an analysis of Maine’s workforce talent resources and applicability to the 117 occupations in the rapidly growing U.S. offshore wind industry. Key takeaways from the report include: Maine has…

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Draft Initial Working Group Recommendations Available for Feedback Through April 30

Maine is creating a Roadmap to develop an offshore wind industry that works for Maine’s people, economy, and heritage. Since last fall, four Working Groups comprised of nearly 100 representatives from a cross-section of stakeholders have been working to develop a set of draft initial recommendations on energy markets, ports and infrastructure, socioeconomic impacts, equity, manufacturing and supply chains, workforce…

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Next steps to prepare Maine ports for offshore wind

The existing infrastructure, transportation links, deep-water access, and room to grow at Maine’s ports are a competitive advantage for Maine in offshore wind.

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State submits application for small-scale offshore wind research site

The Governor’s Energy Office today submitted an application to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to lease a 15.2-square-mile site in the Gulf of Maine to establish the nation’s first research area in federal waters for floating offshore wind.

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Governor Mills Signs Legislation on Offshore Wind

The Governor applauded the strong bipartisan support from the Maine Legislature to advance Maine’s unique position to grow a global offshore wind industry, which will create good-paying jobs for Maine people, support Maine’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy, and help fight climate change.  

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