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.
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.
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
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.