Proposal before Maine lawmakers would jumpstart offshore wind projects | Business

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) β€” Maine is poised to launch an offshore wind program that would meet clean energy goals and produce enough power for about 900,000 homes from floating wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine.

The goal calls for requests for proposals to be issued for 3,000 megawatts of electricity from offshore wind turbines by 2040. That’s enough electricity to power about half of Maine’s electricity load.

This page requires Javascript.

Javascript is required for you to be able to read premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings.

kAm%96 3:== H2D k2 9C67lQ9EEADi^^2A?6HD]4@>^2CE:4=6^@77D9@C6\H:?5\>2:?6\F?:@?\;@3D\375`3b2“ceg2`b357`c7e_ga5447he3QmC6G:D65 27E6C 2 G6E@ 3J s6>@4C2E:4 v@G] y2?6E |:==Dk^2m E@ 6?DFC6 ?@?\F?:@? 4@>A2?:6D 42? 86E :?E@ E96 3FD:?6DD[ D6EE:?8 2 A2E9 E@ 2AAC@G2= 3J E96 |2:?6 $6?2E6 2?5 w@FD6 @? %F6D52J]k^Am

kAmpAAC@G2= H@F=5 AFE |2:?6 @? 2 A2E9 E@ 42E49 FA H:E9 @E96C DE2E6D E92E 2=C625J 92G6 @77D9@C6 H:?5 AC@;64ED] %96 42E49[ 9@H6G6C[ πŸ˜€ E92E E96 H:?5 EFC3:?6D H@F=5 36 72CE96C @77D9@C6 E92? E9@D6 AC@;64ED[ 2?5 H@F=5 :?G@=G6 7=@2E:?8 EFC3:?6D] xE 2=D@ :?4=F56D :?46?E:G6D 2:>65 2E 6?DFC:?8 H:?5 A@H6C 56G6=@A6CD DE66C 4=62C @7 =F4C2E:G6 =@3DE6C 7:D9:?8 8C@F?5D]k^Am

kAm%96 3:==’D DA@?D@C[ $6?] |2C< 2?286>6?E 2=C625J 2AAC@G65 AC@;64ED E92E 2C6 ?@H F?56C 4@?DECF4E:@? @77 6H *@C< 2?5 #9@56 xD=2?5[ 2?5 :E 82G6 E96 8C66? =:89E 62C=:6C E9:D >@?E9 7@C k2 9C67lQ9EEADi^^2A?6HD]4@>^2CE:4=6^@77D9@C6\H:?5\@CDE65\?6H\;6CD6J\3@6>\2AAC@G65\_cf7`d3ah766c6hd`73a72ec2hab4eceQm}6H y6CD6JVD 7:CDE @77D9@C6 H:?5 E@ 368:? 4@?DECF4E:@?k^2m] }6IE >@?E9[ :E H:== 9@=5 2? k2 9C67lQ9EEADi^^2A?6HD]4@>^2CE:4=6^@77D9@C6\H:?5\A@H6C\8F=7\>6I:4@\=@F:D:2?2\E6I2D\_`36c4“he__5a3afd2726df46ecdga6Qm2F4E:@? 7@C =62D6D πŸ˜• E96 vF=7 @7 |6I:4@k^2m]k^Am

kAmx? |2:?6[ E96 E:>6=:?6 42==D 7@C E96 7656C2= =62D6 D2=6D E@ 36 4@>A=6E65 ?6IE J62C 2?5 7@C E96 DE2E6 E@ C6=62D6 C6BF6DE 7@C AC@A@D2=D E@ @A6C2E6 E96 @77D9@C6 H:?5 EFC3:?6D πŸ˜• 62C=J a_ae]k^Am

kAm%96 vF=7 @7 |2:?6 πŸ˜€ 4@?D:56C65 2 AC:K6 H96? :E 4@>6D E@ 4@?D:DE6?E[ A@H6C7F= H:?5D[ 3FE E96 H2E6C πŸ˜€ E@@ 566A 7@C EC25:E:@?2= H:?5 EFC3:?6D E92E 2C6 2?49@C65 E@ E96 @462? 7=@@C] |2:?6 @77:4:2=D 9@A6 4@>A2?:6D H:== =:46?D6 E649?@=@8J 7C@> E96 &?:G6CD:EJ @7 |2:?6[ H9:49 92D 366? A:@?66C:?8 AC642DE 7=@2E:?8 EFC3:?6D E92E 42? 36 3F:=E @? =2?5 2?5 E@H65 E@ D62]k^Am

kAmQ%9:D πŸ˜€ E96 3:== E92E H:== ;F>ADE2CE E96 @77D9@C6 H:?5 :?5FDECJ πŸ˜• |2:?6[ D2:5 y24< $92A:C@[ 4=:>2E6 2?5 4=62? 6?6C8J 5:C64E@C 7@C E96 }2EFC2= #6D@FC46D r@F?4:= @7 |2:?6]k^Am

kAm|@C6 E92? 2 564256 28@[ E96 DE2E6 H2D A@:D65 E@ 9@DE 2 S`a_ >:==:@? H:?5 AC@;64E =65 3J }@CH68:2? 4@>A2?J $E2E@:=[ 3FE $E2E@:= 324<65 @FE 27E6C E96 DE2E6 C6@A6?65 3:55:?8 E@ AC@G:56 2? @AA@CEF?:EJ E@ E96 &?:G6CD:EJ @7 |2:?6]k^Am

kAm%96 &]$] 4@F=5 ?665 C@F89=J a[___ @7 E96 >@DE A@H6C7F= EFC3:?6D E@ >66E :ED k2 9C67lQ9EEADi^^2A?6HD]4@>^2CE:4=6^3:56?\E649?@=@8J\A24:7:4\@462?\@462?D\H:?5\A@H6C\`4fc22h56`77fc`5bf__g62da`_`f4_5Qm8@2=D E@ C2>A FA @77D9@C6 H:?5k^2m] s@:?8 D@ H@F=5 5C2>2E:42==J 4FE :ED FD6 @7 7@DD:= 7F6=D[ AC@E64E E96 2E>@DA96C6 2?5 C65F46 4=:>2E6 492?86]k^Am

k9C ^m

kAmu@==@H s2G:5 $92CA @? %H:EE6C k2 9C67lQ9EEADi^^EH:EE6C]4@>^52G:50D92CA02An=2?8l6?Qmos2G:50$92CA0p!k^2mk^Am

Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *