Governor Janet T. Mills
Governor of Maine
Preparing the US for Floating Wind
Along with the US West Coast, the Gulf of Maine (GOM) is poised to become the birthplace of the nation’s floating offshore wind industry. The 156GW offshore wind resource in the GOM is in close proximity to the New England region where electricity prices are some of the highest in the nation. With a tri-state BOEM task force in place, ambitious renewable energy policies in Maine and other Northeast states, advances in technology, and lowering costs, floating offshore wind is gaining significant momentum. To seize the opportunity, technical, regulatory, and permitting challenges must be addressed. AFloat 2021 brings together leading experts to address these drivers and challenges to chart a course for floating offshore wind in the US.
Avangrid Renewables is at the forefront of transforming the way the U.S. produces and uses energy.
RWE Renewables Americas ranks among the top 10 onshore wind companies in the U.S. and the number of projects in the U.S. is growing.
Leading the development of a single turbine 11 MW floating offshore wind demonstration project using UMaine's VolturnUS technology off the Maine coast.
We are dedicated to supplying local neighborhoods with clean, dependable energy and economic growth by harnessing the wind.
Communications Manager, Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine
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