Update from Monhegan Energy Task Force – February 25, 2018

Axiom Visit on Wednesday, February 28 to Explore Broadband Representatives from Axiom Technologies and the University of Maine will be visiting Monhegan this coming week to begin evaluating the internet infrastructure on the island. They will arrive on island on Wednesday, February 28th and leave on the same day on the 2 PM ferry. They… Read More

Community Meeting with Updates on NEAV/MAV Offshore Wind Project

Community Meeting with Updates on NEAV/MAV Offshore Wind Project Tuesday, December 13,  5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Monhegan School House Please join us for a community meeting regarding the proposed NEAV/MAV offshore wind project on December 13 at 5:30 pm. at the school moderated by Laura Singer. The purpose of this meeting is to bring… Read More

ICDS Cable Blog

In our continued attempt to learn about the potential benefits and challenges or impacts the proposed offshore wind project may have on Monhegan and in wanting to better understand our options to make an informed decision, Dan Fisher of ICDS was asked to give his professional opinion on the electric cable as an option for… Read More

METF reacts to U.S. Department of Energy decision on Monhegan wind

In response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s announcement today denying funding for the Maine Aqua Ventus MAV I project, the Monhegan Energy Task Force released the following statement: Monhegan Energy Task Force statement on Maine Aqua Ventus project failing to receive U.S. Department of Energy funding: Coalition of island residents calls on developer to… Read More

Testing on Monhegan

LiDAR, the light detection and ranging device

As part of its ongoing research and design efforts, Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) has been conducting a number of studies on and around the island. This post is the first in a series in which researchers explain their studies in greater detail. This document from the University of Maine explains the operation of a device… Read More


Note: The views and opinions expressed on all external links are not necessarily the view and opinions of the Monhegan Energy Task Force. Community Benefits Information Provision of Power vs. Alternative Benefit Environmental studies Avian and Bat Studies Fact Sheet Information about the LiDAR buoy deployed off of Monhegan during Fall/Winter 2015 Acoustic Modeling for… Read More

How loud will the turbines be?

The answer to this FAQ was provided by Maine Aqua Ventus. The acoustic modeling study cited in this blog is available here. In order to assess the potential for noise to reach the island, Maine Aqua Ventus consulted with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a US Department of Energy Laboratory that specializes in assessing… Read More

What is Monhegan Energy Info?

This website was created by the Monhegan Energy Task Force (METF) as a source of information about the Maine Aqua Ventus I (MAV I) project, a 12 MW offshore wind project proposed approximately 2.5 miles off of Monhegan Island.