Update on Cable Route

After a discussion late this week with Nate Johnson, of New England AquaVentus and Ocean Renewable Power Company, we would like to pass on the news he shared.  Although no decisions are being made, NEAV is looking with renewed focus at the viability of bringing the sub sea cable from the test site ashore in… Read More

ICDS Cable Blog

In our continued attempt to learn about the potential benefits and challenges or impacts the proposed offshore wind project may have on Monhegan and in wanting to better understand our options to make an informed decision, Dan Fisher of ICDS was asked to give his professional opinion on the electric cable as an option for… Read More

Maine Aqua Ventus Experts Panel – Recording & Notes

On June 23, the University of Maine and the Monhegan Energy Task Force hosted a panel Purpose to provide a forum for community members to ask questions of various experts involved in the Maine Aqua Ventus offshore wind demonstration project and to discuss the positive and negative aspects of the potential Community Benefits being discussed as… Read More

Updated Community Outreach Process to Determine Community Benefits Agreement between Monhegan and Maine Aqua Ventus

Background The Monhegan Energy Task Force (METF) convened its first meeting in late October 2013 and was made an official task force of the Plantation at the January 2014 assessors meeting. METF was charged with creating a line of communication and sharing information between Monhegan Plantation and Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV), the company proposing the… Read More

Update on New England Aqua Ventus I Project

In our continuing effort to keep the community informed, we are passing on this link which announces that the MAV project is no longer an alternate in the DOE’s Wind Demonstration Program.  Maine and Ohio have both moved to the construction phase of the demonstration program.  MAV is now eligible for up to $39.9 million in… Read More

MAV Project Up for Review before Department of Energy

On May 9th, MAV presents the proposed offshore wind project to the Department of Energy (DOE) for review. The original three projects hope to have a decision from the DOE by May 31st about whether or not they will move forward. Any decisions on the advancement of the two alternates (including MAV) is not expected until… Read More

METF Update May 2016

First Round of Answers from MAV to Community Questions – May 2016 Part of METF’s mission is to educate so that the community can make informed decisions in regards to the proposed MAV offshore wind project. To that effort, here are the answers we have so far to the questions that were raised through the… Read More