Update on Offshore Wind Energy and Community Benefits – February 2016

METF would like to hear your input on potential community benefits from the MAV project. Please follow this link to respond to our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BLFHWY2 before March 14.   Additional opportunity for discussion will be available during community meetings in late March. Thank you for your input! – Monhegan Energy Task Force The Maine Aqua Ventus I (MAV)… Read More

Wing Goodale to Host Q&A on Birds & Offshore Wind – September 17

Wing Goodale M.S., Deputy Director at the Center for Ecology and Conservation and Research Director at the Biodiversity Research Institute will be hosting an informal question and answer session on September 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Inn at Fish & Maine. See the poster below for more information.

Offshore Wind Public Meeting Held on Monhegan

The Monhegan Energy Task Force hosted a public meeting on June 18th at 6:00 pm at the Monhegan School featuring presentations and a question and answer session with representatives from the University of Maine. Links to the presentation from the University of Maine and a recording of the meeting are included below. Meeting Recording Click… Read More

METF reacts to U.S. Department of Energy decision on Monhegan wind

In response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s announcement today denying funding for the Maine Aqua Ventus MAV I project, the Monhegan Energy Task Force released the following statement: Monhegan Energy Task Force statement on Maine Aqua Ventus project failing to receive U.S. Department of Energy funding: Coalition of island residents calls on developer to… Read More

Project Timeline – 2008 to the present

The following blog was written by Monhegan First Assessor Tara Hire and summarizes the timeline of the Maine Aqua Ventus project and discussions about offshore wind around Monhegan dating back to 2008. Many people are wondering how a test site for wind turbines came to be designated off the coast of Monhegan. After looking back… Read More

Testing on Monhegan

LiDAR, the light detection and ranging device

As part of its ongoing research and design efforts, Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) has been conducting a number of studies on and around the island. This post is the first in a series in which researchers explain their studies in greater detail. This document from the University of Maine explains the operation of a device… Read More

Location of the Maine Aqua Ventus Turbines

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The answer to this FAQ was provided by Maine Aqua Ventus. Q: Where will the turbines be deployed and how big will they be? A:  The turbines would be located at the State of Maine selected Deepwater Offshore Wind Test Site in State waters approximately 2.5 miles south of Monhegan Island, Lincoln County, Maine and… Read More

What is Monhegan Energy Info?

This website was created by the Monhegan Energy Task Force (METF) as a source of information about the Maine Aqua Ventus I (MAV I) project, a 12 MW offshore wind project proposed approximately 2.5 miles off of Monhegan Island.