July 23, 2024

Gulf of Maine

Sunrise Wind
Sunrise Wind Cleared to Begin Construction
Sunrise Wind has received final federal approval of its construction and operations plan and expects to begin seabed preparations off the New England coast this year.
BOEM Offers Maine Offshore Wind Research Lease
BOEM's environmental assessment of the state of Maine’s request for a lease area where it could place a research array found it would have no significant impact on the environment. 
Wind Energy Lease Areas Designated in Gulf of Maine, Oregon
Federal regulators are moving ahead with plans to auction wind energy leases with a potential 18 GW capacity off the coasts of Oregon and northern New England.
BOEM Designates Gulf of Maine Wind Energy Area
Federal regulators have finalized their proposed wind energy area in the Gulf of Maine. 
Friends of Sears Island
Maine Chooses Nature Preserve for Floating Wind Port
Sears Island on Maine’s central coast is the preferred site for a port to support the offshore wind farms state leaders hope will be built nearby. 
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.

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