University of Maine’s New England Aqua Ventus I, An Offshore Wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Project, Offshore Monhegan Island in the Gulf of Maine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public input on the scope of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for New England Aqua Ventus I, an offshore wind advanced technology demonstration project consisting of two turbines on floating foundations in the Gulf of Maine, approximately 2.5 miles south of Monhegan Island, Lincoln County, Maine and 12 miles off the mainland (the proposed project).  Additional project activities and/or potential impacts from the project would occur in or near Hampden, Searsport, Port Clyde, Monhegan Island and Pemaquid, Maine.

For information on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permitting process for the proposed New England Aqua Ventus I project, please contact Jay Clement via email at


On February 28, 2017 DOE conducted two public scoping informational meetings in Tenants Harbor, Maine.  On March 1, 2017 DOE conducted a public scoping informational meeting on Monhegan Island, Maine.  DOE would like to thank all of those who were able to participate in these meetings.

See below for a copy of the PowerPoint presentation presented at the March 1 scoping meeting.  An audio recording of the meeting is available upon request by sending an email to  Please note the audio recording does not include the first few minutes of the meeting due to technical difficulties.


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