New England Aqua Ventus I Updates
Maine Aqua Ventus I, GP, LLC, is leading a demonstration project called New England Aqua Ventus I, a 12 MW floating offshore wind pilot project to develop a clean, renewable energy source off Maine’s shores.
In an ongoing effort to continue to share project milestones with communities and key stakeholders, we are launching a newsletter to ensure continued dialogue and information sharing as we work toward a planned 2019 deployment.
If you’d like more information about any of these updates, please contact Josh Plourde at (207) 581-2117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMaine Deepwater Offshore Wind Test Site at Monhegan Island
The University of Maine website on the UMaine Deepwater Offshore Wind Test Site provides a site overview, environmental data, permitting, and technical details. The test site, established in 2009 by the state legislature, is one of the most extensively studied sites in the Gulf of Maine. Learn more about test site at: umaine.edu/offshorewindtestsite.
Our Commitment to Island and Coastal Communities
NEAV I is designed to meet the objectives of the Ocean Energy Act and Maine legislation to yield tangible economic benefits for Maine, and to lead to even larger-scale, more cost-effective offshore wind developments in Maine and markets worldwide. We are committed to responsible offshore wind development in a manner that includes involvement and guidance by local communities and marine users.
We understand the economic and cultural significance of our coastal and island communities and neighboring waters. Our measured and informed approach to offshore wind development is intended to minimize potential risks or adverse effects on existing industries and the natural environment.
As a result, we are committed that future use of UMaine’s VolturnUS floating technology in commercial projects will be located more than 10 miles from Monhegan Island, other inhabited Maine islands, and the mainland coast.