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  • 23 February 2011

    Hoping to answer wind-power developers’ questions, researchers say the cost of producing electricity from wind mills off Maine’s coast can… (wgme) [mappress] Source: wgme, February 23, 2011

  • 16 June 2011

    Maine’s basic goal for offshore energy is to produce electricity, but the larger potential is to develop the manufacturing capacity to … By Tux Turkel (kjonline) [mappress] Source: kjonline, June 17, 2011;

  • 28 October 2011

    Six years before Maine utility companies are required to get at least 10 percent of their power from renewable energy sources, a coalition… By Andrew Neff (bangordailynews) [mappress] Source: bangordailynews, October 28, 2011

  • 22 April 2011

    Midcoast residents, fishermen and business owners are invited to join a discussion about the University of Maine’s Deepwater Offshore… (freepressonline) [mappress] Source: freepressonline, April 22, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 5 October 2011

    U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) announced Maine’s Island Institute, Maine Sea Grant, and Coastal Enterprises, Inc.,… (politicalnews) [mappress] Source: politicalnews, October 05, 2011

  • 2 May 2011

    It is well known that oil reserves are depleting. The need for alternative energy sources is becoming increasingly important in order… (mobilemainenews) [mappress] Source: mobilemainenews, May 02, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 12 May 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Gov. John Baldacci invited members of Maine’s energy and construction industries Tuesday to celebrate the passage of five bills that he said…   [mappress] Source: pressherald, May 12, 2010;

  • 25 January 2011
    Business & Finance

    The University of Maine announces an exciting addition to the Maine Wind Working Group’s Maine Wind Energy Conference. Learn more about Maine’s opportunity to lead the nation in deepwater offshore wind at the Offshore Wind Track at the Augusta Civic Center on January 25. Speaker topics include the economics of offshore wind, critical path permitting […]

  • 9 March 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    But fishermen soon may be forced to share those waters with even larger structures built to capture the gulf’s other abundant resource: the wind.

  • 15 December 2010

    The State of Maine has been talking about developing offshore wind power for the past three or four years — but will it really happen? And…   By Don Carrigan (wcsh6) [mappress] Source: wcsh6, December 15, 2010

  • 24 January 2011

    The University of Maine has announced an addition to the Maine Wind Working Group’s Maine Wind Energy Conference, Jan. 24 and 25 in Augusta. (villagesoup) [mappress] Source: villagesoup, January 24, 2011

  • 28 April 2011
    Business & Finance, R&D

      The Maine Composites Alliance (MCA) announces today that it has been selected by the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) to receive an award of $489,468 in collaboration with the Maine Wind Industry Initiative and the E2Tech Council to organize, promote and expand Maine’s ocean and wind energy cluster. “This award will help Maine industries participate […]

  • 5 September 2011

    A delegation from Japan is visiting Portland, Augusta and other Maine communities next week to discuss alternative energy, business… (necn) [mappress] Source: necn, September 05, 2011;

  • 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.

  • 8 June 2011

    Paul Williamson was in California last month at Windpower 2011, the industry’s largest event in the world. Williamson, director of the … By Tux Turkel (pressherald) [mappress] Source: pressherald, June 08, 2011;

  • 26 April 2012

    Central Maine Power, Bangor Hydro Electric Co. and Maine Public Service Co. will negotiate a 20-year contract with Ocean Renewable to put tide-generated electricity onto the grid this summer, reported Associated Press. The Maine Public Utilities Commission created a contract term sheet for the project. The contract regulates the rate to be paid for the […]

  • 15 May 2012

    According to Care2 news portal, Maine’s Public Utilities Commission recently approved ORPC’s power purchase agreements (PPAs). The 20-year agreements with the tidal energy developer will generate electricity from its Cobscook Bay site in the Gulf of Maine. The company’s Maine Tidal Energy Project began to develop in March, when the bottom support frame for the first grid-connected […]

  • 1 May 2014

    38 high school teams from all parts of Maine will be competing Friday May 2nd at the Maine Wind Blade Challenge. The teams have been working over the past months to design the most efficient wind blade systems to generate electricity. On Friday they will put their designs to the test at the University of […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Statoil has decided to suspend the Hywind Maine project, which includes the deployment of floating wind turbines 12 miles southeast of Boothbay Harbor. The company reported its decision to the Maine Public Utilities Commission via a letter on July 3, saying that the recent legislative alteration created an uncertainty that led Statoil to freeze the […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Belgian transmission system operator Elia is on track to complete the Modular Offshore Grid by September 2019 after awarding all the main contracts for the project.

  • 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 […]

  • 1 November 2013

     After the Norwegian energy company Statoil announced that they had canceled the wind energy project off Maine’s coast, Statoil US Holdings acting president Charles O’Brien sent a formal letter to the Public Utilities Commission. “Statoil is withdrawing its proposal to the commission for a long-term contract for the Hywind Maine project,” stated O’Brein in the […]

  • 29 November 2010

    This Wednesday, Maine unions, port officials, manufacturers and environmental groups plan to release a report that tallies the region’s… (necn) [mappress] Source: necn, November 29, 2010;

  • 6 September 2011

      Maine’s energy landscape continues to change, and further changes could be on the horizon with a new administration. By Mindy Woerter (mainebiz) [mappress] Source: mainebiz, September 06, 2011