Update provided by Maine Aqua Ventus (12/14/17)

Geophysical Sub-sea Survey of Test Site and Cable Route The geophysical survey along the proposed sub-sea cable path will begin no sooner than February 2018. Final survey area is still being finalized. Logistics with survey contractor are being finalized. Our survey manager, Matt Nixon, will reach out to Monhegan fishermen to schedule a meeting with them on… Read More

Update from MAV and CBAC – 11/9/17

Monhegan Historic Property Assessment to Begin on Monday 11/13:  Representatives from the Public Archaeology Laboratory (PAL), Inc., a cultural resource management company, will be on Monhegan Island beginning on Monday, November 13th to conduct an historic property assessment, a requirement of Maine Aqua Ventus’ National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and Environmental Assessment. If you have historical… Read More

Survey Operations Notice

Survey Notice Monhegan Energy Task Force & Monhegan Residents Matt Nixon, Survey Operations Manager (207) 852-3528 matthew.nixon@maine.edu    Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., (Alpine) will conduct a geophysical subsea survey for Maine Aqua Ventus on November 10, weather permitting, between Port Clyde and the UMaine Deepwater Offshore Wind Test Site at Monhegan Island. MAV has… Read More

Nov. 2 – Special Plantation Meeting – Town Warrant

PLEASE ATTEND: WARRANT FOR SPECIAL PLANTATION MEETING To: Matthew J. Weber, Constable, Monhegan Plantation in the County of Lincoln. Greetings: In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify and warn the voters of the Plantation of Monhegan in the said County, qualified to vote in Plantation affairs, to meet… Read More

CBAC Releases Report and Recommendations – 10/03/17

The Monhegan Community Benefits Advisory Committee (“CBAC”) was established in July 2016 by Plantation vote to: Aid in developing a community benefits agreement with Maine Aqua Ventus(“MAV”); and Make recommendations to the Monhegan Board of Assessors on a specific community benefits package and associated agreement with MAV. The Report provides CBAC’s written recommendations to the Assessors on… Read More

Update from Monhegan Energy Info – August 24, 2017

Update written by Nate Johnson, MAV Community Outreach Coordinator (08/24/17): MAV continues to be busy with environmental and permitting efforts to inform the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. Below is an update from DOE on the NEPA process and timeline. The University of Maine continues to work with the U.S. Department… Read More

Update from Monhegan Energy Info – July 18, 2017

Update written by Nate Johnson, MAV Community Outreach Coordinator (07/18/17): MAV continues to collect information to inform the project permitting efforts. In late June this included a wetland survey of potential cable routes on Monhegan if the community chooses  to proceed with a cable benefit option. In addition, Terry Dewan, a landscape architect visited the island… Read More

Meet & Greet with UMaine’s Office of Innovation and Technology

Monhegan Community Meet & Greet Please join the staff of UMaine’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development and President Susan Hunter for an informal community get-together. The Office of Innovation and Economic Development helps link Maine’s communities and companies to programs and resources of the University of Maine including: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Natural… Read More

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… Read More

Public Hearing for LD 1262 Scheduled for May 2

The Maine Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee has scheduled a public hearing on LD 1262 “An Act To Protect Monhegan Island by Limiting Wind Turbines” on Tuesday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m. in Cross Building Room 211. More information on the bill is available at: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?paper=SP0425&snum=128&PID=0