Maine approves floating offshore wind project

After years of delay, a 12 MW pilot project looks set for establishment, and a new initiative will map out the path toward more and cheaper floating offshore wind in the state's waters.
Photo: University of Maine
Photo: University of Maine

The number of US states with concrete plans for offshore wind is now at nine. Maine Governor Janet Mills (D), has signed a bill demanding that the state's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approve the contract for demonstration project Maine Aqua Ventus – the first floating offshore wind project in the US – which will consist of two 6 MW wind turbines, announces the governor's office.

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