December 10, 2023

Gulf of Maine

BOEM Designates Draft Wind Energy Area in Gulf of Maine

Federal regulators have designated a draft wind energy area in the Gulf of Maine, shrinking it substantially from its earlier stages and excluding a key lobster fishing area.

University of Maine
Maine Legislature Approves Compromise OSW Measure
Maine Gov. Janet Mills vetoed an earlier version of the offshore wind legislation but urged negotiations on a compromise.
Maine One Step Closer to OSW Research Lease
Approval would allow Maine to conduct research and surveys where it wants to place an array of floating wind turbines.
University of Maine
Maine Finalizes Offshore Wind Roadmap
The Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap is the result of 18 months’ work by 96 committee members studying the concept from every angle.
BOEM Continues Planning Process for Gulf of Maine OSW
BOEM wrapped up a series of info sessions in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, seeking feedback as it develops a map of potential wind farm sites.
Friends of Sears Island
Maine Eyes $284M OSW Hub at Port of Searsport
Maine’s OSW Port Infrastructure Feasibility study evaluated the Port of Searsport and found Sears Island and Mack Point were the best options for development.

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