The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public input regarding the environmental assessment (EA) the agency will conduct for the New England Aqua Ventus I project, an offshore wind demonstration to be built off the coast of Maine.
According to the DOE, the public is invited to “help define the scope of environmental impacts and issues to be addressed in depth in the EA.”
Also known as the Maine Aqua Ventus I project, the proposed wind farm would comprise two turbines on floating foundations roughly 2.5 miles south of Monhegan Island, Maine. Recently, a state lawmaker proposed a bill to prevent the federally funded project from being built.
The agency will be holding “public scoping informational meetings” on Feb. 28 and March 1 in Maine. The DOE is also seeking written comments before March 22. More information can be found here.
Photo courtesy of Maine Aqua Ventus GP LLC