The Governor’s Energy Office released the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap, a stakeholder-driven comprehensive plan that offers detailed strategies for Maine to realize economic, energy, and climate benefits from offshore wind, in conjunction with communities, fisheries, and wildlife of the Gulf of Maine.
The Roadmap was developed over 18 months in a robust public process led by a 24-person advisory committee with members from State agencies and energy, economic, fisheries, wildlife, science, and environmental leaders in Maine. The advisory committee was supported by four expert working groups on energy, economy, fisheries, and wildlife. Together, nearly 80 public sessions were held.
Objectives are organized around five key topics:
- supporting economic growth and resiliency
- harnessing renewable energy
- advancing Maine-based innovation
- supporting Maine’s seafood industry
- protecting the Gulf of Maine’s ecosystem