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  • 9 December 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    On December 5, Maine Aqua Ventus I GP, LLC filed with the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and released fully to the public the draft Term Sheet resulting from discussions of its Maine Aqua Ventus I offshore wind proposal with the PUC staff. The Term Sheet is part of the project’s pursuit of a Power […]

  • 7 November 2013

     Maine Aqua Ventus GP LLC released yesterday the public version of its proposal to develop a groundbreaking offshore wind project in the Gulf of Maine, called Maine Aqua Ventus I. This follows the last-month’s ruling by the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC), according to which Maine Aqua Ventus should release some of the details on […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Authorities, R&D

    The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) gave an initial consent to Maine Aqua Ventus I offshore wind project yesterday. Voting 2:1, the PUC approved the terms of an agreement between the state and the project’s developers, the Associated Press informs. This will put the project on the path to compete for a USD 47 million […]

  • 9 October 2013

    The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has ruled that the Maine Aqua Ventus, a consortium membered by the University of Maine and its partner companies, should release some of the details on its offshore wind project proposal by the end of October, reported the Associated Press. Even though the Maine Aqua Ventus said that releasing […]

  • 13 June 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has voted to review Maine Aqua Ventus GP LLC’s terms for the two-turbine research and development floating wind project off of Monhegan Island, Maine.

  • 2 November 2017
    Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) and Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey will begin a subsea cable survey on 10 November, weather permitting, to survey the seabed between Port Clyde and the UMaine Deepwater Offshore Wind Test Site at Monhegan Island, Maine, US.

  • 14 January 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is to vote today on giving the approval for a long-term power purchase contract to developers of the proposed Maine Aqua Ventus I deepwater offshore wind project, led by the University of Maine. The state’s PUC informed on its official website that the meeting is set to take place at […]

  • 30 December 2013
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has received a file submitted by residents of the Monhegan Island, who have concerns over the possible negative impact of Maine Aqua Ventus offshore wind farm. Monhegan residents state that they are not against the offshore wind energy per se, but that the proposed project is too close to […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The consortium behind the Maine Aqua Ventus demonstration project has reportedly decided to stop investigating the Port Clyde route as one of the preferred for the transmission link to the mainland. According to the local media, Maine Aqua Ventus has given up on this route due to concerns raised by local fishermen, who would be banned from operating in the route area. 

  • 11 January 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decided on 9 January not to give its final decision on a power contract between Maine Aqua Ventus and Central Maine Power Co. yet, saying that more public comment is required as the energy market has changed since the initial terms were approved in 2014, according to the state’s media. 

  • 6 November 2019
    Grid Connection

    The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved the power purchase contract for the Maine Aqua Ventus floating offshore wind project. The Maine PUC said it had voted unanimously to approve the contract for the 12MW demonstration wind farm that will be located offshore Monhegan Island in the Gulf of Maine. “The Commission is pleased […]

  • 16 January 2014
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    A forum will be held today at the University of Southern Maine, where the developers of Aqua Ventus project will give an update on its development and the performance of the VolturnUS wind turbine, as well as the offshore wind industry in general. The University of Maine-led offshore wind project, VolturnUS, located in Castine, is […]

  • 19 December 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Central Maine Power Company and Maine Aqua Ventus I have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Aqua Ventus demonstration floating offshore wind project. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the parties signed the PPA on 9 December. It allows the project to sell its electricity to the Central Maine Power […]

  • 3 February 2014

    Emera welcomed the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s term sheet consent for Maine Aqua Ventus I offshore wind project, writes the Herald Business. Dina Bartolacci Seely, Emera spokeswoman said: “We’re obviously very pleased.” As Maine Aqua Ventus I is competing against seven other projects for USD 46 million, this approval is very significant for the project […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Residents of three coastal towns in the state of Maine will get insight into the early plans for a transmission line related to Maine’s floating offshore wind project, the Aqua Ventus I. Representatives from the University of Maine, in charge of the project, will meet with residents of Town of Friendship, Bristol and Port Clyde […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The New England Aqua Ventus I offshore wind project will get an additional $3.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The University of Maine-led project, also known as Maine Aqua Ventus, will receive the funding to complete engineering and planning work, and approach financial close, in addition to $3 million awarded by DOE in September 2014 to advance the design to […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Ports & Logistics

    The U.S. state of Maine is set to examine the Mack Port Terminal in Searsport for opportunities to support the local offshore wind sector. The assessment will review current site characteristics, provide an analysis of potential port users and identify structural improvements or capital investments that may be needed. Additional analysis and review will be […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Wind Farm Update

    The US Senate has passed the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, a bipartisan legislation which includes a recommendation that USD 40 million be allocated to the offshore wind demonstration programs. Senator Angus King from Maine has urged the Appropriations Committee to include this language during its markup of the bill. The University of Maine leads the Aqua Ventus project, […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Business Network for Offshore Wind, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry and advancement of its supply chain, has welcomed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order that directs the state to ramp up on its path the goal of generating 3.5GW of offshore wind energy by 2030. The organisation has also called for support of the Maine Aqua Ventus project with the Maine Public Utilities Commission. 

  • 11 May 2017
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    A bill aiming to prohibit the permitting of an offshore wind energy project within the Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area, or within 10 nautical miles of the area, was dismissed by the U.S. State of Maine’s Energy, Utilities and Technology committee.

  • 11 December 2015

    The University of Maine has released the following video after the announcement that the U.S. offshore wind project New England Aqua Ventus I will receive an additional $3.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): The newly awarded funding will help complete the engineering and planning work, and approach financial close. New England/Maine Aqua Ventus is […]

  • 4 September 2013

    The University of Maine submitted a bid for its floating offshore wind project to the Maine Public Utilities (PUC) on August 30, the Bangor Daily News writes. Details of the bid remain undisclosed, because the PUC is obliged to protect confidential commercial information. However, university spokeswoman Margaret Nagle says that the University believes this to […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The University of Maine’s offshore wind project known as New England Aqua Ventus was selected fourth after the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of three finalists for the next phase of its Advanced Technology Demonstration Program. Three of the six projects, all of which are at 50 percent completion, were awarded full grants […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Governor of Maine Janet Mills has signed into law legislation that will bring the contract approval for the Maine Aqua Ventus floating offshore wind project. The LD 994 legislation requires the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve the power purchase contract for the 12MW demonstration wind farm, after delaying the decision on the agreement in January […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Authorities, R&D

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations has advanced the fiscal year 2020 energy and water funding bill, which includes support for the Aqua Ventus demonstration offshore wind project. The legislation, advanced by a vote of 31-0, includes provisions led by Senator Susan Collins to support several R&D projects at the University of Maine (UMaine), including the Aqua Ventus […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public input on the scope of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 12MW New England Aqua Ventus I floating offshore wind demonstration project in the Gulf of Maine, being developed by the University of Maine.