Technical Studies

Offshore Wind Energy Needs Assessment

This offshore wind energy needs assessment aims to inform the Roadmap by developing scenarios to estimate offshore wind development in the Gulf of Maine under different potential future electricity demand and renewable supply conditions. This includes an assessment of the long-term (through 2050) renewable needs for New England and how offshore wind from the Gulf of Maine could meet Maine’s needs as well as the rest of New England. This report builds on targets set in statute for Maine such as the requirement to achieve 80% renewable energy by 2030 and a goal of 100% by 2050, as well as analyses already conducted in the state through the Renewable Energy Goals Market Assessment and the Maine Climate Council, providing a focused assessment of offshore wind.