WORKING GROUPS

Energy Markets and Strategies

The working group is helping to develop components of the Roadmap related to renewable energy targets, energy market and trend analysis, strategies to bring down costs, interconnection and transmission choices and related R&D.

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A crane assembling a wind turbine
A pair of Razorbill birds on a rock on Machias Seal Island

Environment and Wildlife

The working group is identifying best practices, data gaps, and research needs to avoid, minimize or mitigate impacts of offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine (e.g. birds, bats, marine mammals, other protected species) and address broad environmental impacts to habitat.

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Supply Chain, Workforce Development, Ports, and Marine Transportation

The working group is developing a series of strategies to support economic growth and job opportunities for Maine from wind development locally, regionally and globally.

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Wind turbine parts being off loaded from a ship in Portland
A wharf in Portland with lobster boats

Fisheries

The working group is providing recommendations on ways to avoid, minimize and better understand potential impacts on fisheries, aquaculture and marine resources from future wind development in the Gulf of Maine, as well as opportunities to improve communication and engagement.

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