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US State Begins Offshore Wind Procurement Process



Janet Mills, the Governor of the US State of Maine, announced on 24 April that the State has begun its process to procure up to 3 GW of offshore wind by 2040, with the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) releasing a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input to inform the State’s first commercial offshore wind solicitation .Governor Mills made the announcement during a keynote address at the Oceantic Network’s International Partnering Forum (IPF) in New Orleans, Louisiana.The RFI seeks public input on Maine’s commercial offshore wind solicitation approach and implementation, regional coordination, fisheries protection and engagement, ports, workforce, transmission, environmental impacts, and other topics.The deadline for responses is 21 June 2024.”Offshore wind offers Maine the opportunity to generate clean, homegrown energy, to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, to create good-paying jobs, and to protect our environment for future generations,” said Governor Janet Mills.“Today, I am proud to announce that Maine is taking the first step in our offshore wind procurement process by releasing a Request for Information – a formal call for feedback from diverse stakeholders that will inform our procurement of offshore wind to reach 100 percent clean energy.”Responses collected through this RFI will be used by GEO and other state agencies to evaluate solicitation designs and consider key program objectives, according to the press release.There will be additional opportunities for public input throughout the ongoing solicitation design process, which is scheduled to be complete by July 2025.In July 2023, Governor Mills signed legislation to advance offshore wind in Maine by procuring up to 3,000 MW of offshore wind energy installed in the Gulf of Maine by 2040.

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    • Munene Mugambi

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      The success of Maine's offshore wind project is crucial for generating clean energy, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, creating jobs, and safeguarding the environment for future generations. It is an ultimate win for the planet when it sails through(pun intended)

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      • George Kariuki

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        This is fantastic news for Maine and the fight against climate change.

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        • Munene Mugambi

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          @george_kariuki Indeed it is, imagine all the homes that can now be powered by green, reliable and cost effective energy that is also sustainable and heavily favours the climate agenda.

        • Annett Michuki..

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          this is a great initiative

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

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            It's a great project, clean energy is the key for a better future

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            • walter lungayi

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              This is a great initiative. #together we are the solution to the climate crisis. We can do it!!

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              • Munene Mugambi

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                @walter_lungayi Of course if more US states took it upon themselves to have legislations that favour such projects, we'd see more investors lining up to produce it. The problem lies in policy and decision making

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