"Offshore wind is poised to become a $1 trillion industry by 2040, creating thousands of good-paying jobs, providing clean renewable energy, and spurring economic growth. With our existing port infrastructure and proximity to both European and east coast markets, Maine is well-positioned to become a leader in the offshore wind industry just as Scotland has," said Governor Mills after returning from a fact-finding mission last March.
The Maine Offshore Wind Initiative is the overseen by the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO), in close coordination with the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future and the state Department of Economic and Community Development.
Other agencies that will play a key role in the development and regulatory process for offshore wind include the Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Marine Resources.
For more information or if you have questions, please contact Celina Cunningham, Deputy Director, Governor’s Energy Office, at email@example.com.