Update from Monhegan Energy Info – 5/19/17

Update written by Nate Johnson, MAV community outreach coordinator (05/19/17):

Tuesday and Wednesday (May 23 and 24) – MAV’s technical adviser for avian studies, Wing Goodale, is visiting Monhegan. Wing is available to meet with island residents and visiting birders to field their questions regarding avian and bat studies to date on the Project and bird interactions with offshore wind turbines in general.

  1. Wing Goodale, M.S., PhD.
    Deputy Director, Center for Ecology and Conservation
    Research Director, Biodiversity Research Institute
    Portland, Maine

    Wing will be available for Q&A on bird issues related
    to offshore-wind

    May 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm at the Shining Sails Common Room

    This is an informal session for Q&A.
    The public is welcome!

A fact sheet on avian and bat studies is available at the following link on the MAV website: https://umaine.edu/offshorewindtestsite/wp-content/uploads/sites/303/2017/04/UMaine-BirdsBats-042717.pdf

MAV is continuing to define further details of our Project components and meet with stakeholders, including State and Federal regulators, to keep them informed.

The Department of Energy continues their NEPA process for the Project. Additional information is available at DOE’s website for the Project: https://energy.gov/nepa/ea-2049-university-maine-s-new-england-aqua-ventus-i-offshore-wind-advanced-technology