Please send your comments on Maine Aqua Ventus to the Public Utility Commission

"Long-running efforts to secure a power contract for the first floating wind farm in the United States suffered a setback Tuesday when the Public Utilities Commission decided to delay its approval.

Without a long-term power contract, the experimental project off Maine’s coast near Monhegan Island is in danger of losing future federal funding, making it extremely difficult to finance the project." From the Portland Press Herald on January 9, 2018.

Here is a direct link that will allow you to file a comment directly in the case:

https://mpuc-cms.maine.gov/CQM.Public.WebUI/Comments/PublicComments.aspx?CaseNumber=2010-00235

 

Town Select Board writes a meaningless, irrelevant letter to King, Collins, Pingree, and Poliquin.

"I write on behalf of the Town Select Board, to ask for your help developing better communication between our local fishing associations and the Dept of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management."  So begins the letter sent by Richard Bates after the Town Select Board voted 5-0 in favor of the following motion on December 11:  that the Select Board take a sentiment vote on opposition, in totality, to the Maine Aqua Ventus project, unless the fishing community in St. George is satisfied that Maine Aqua Ventus has addressed their concerns.

Communications is not the problem. The fishing community here in St. George is speaking very clearly and not being heard.