Frequently Asked Questions

Reimbursement for METF activities

The following post was written by METF Co-Chair Marian Chioffi to explain the payments made to METF by the University of Maine as reimbursement for legal fees, surveying costs, and time/effort. There’s been a lot of discussion about MAV paying Monhegan.  In our effort to be as transparent as possible about the workings of METF,… Read More

Changes to tourism caused by the MAV project

Update: The Tourism Impact Report is available here: Summer 2014 Monhegan Island Tourism Tech Report 6-3-16 The answer to this FAQ was provided by Maine Aqua Ventus.  Question: How is Maine Aqua Ventus I GP LLC (MAV) planning to characterize the potential changes to tourism caused by the project? Answer: Maine Aqua Ventus I GP LLC is… Read More

Questions from the community, answers from MAV

The following is a series of questions from community members and the general public with answers provided by the University of Maine and the Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) team. Question (Q): What is the estimated life of platforms? Answer (A): 60-75 years – The full life depends on accounting methods for depreciation and amortization. Q:… Read More

Location of the Maine Aqua Ventus Turbines

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The answer to this FAQ was provided by Maine Aqua Ventus. Q: Where will the turbines be deployed and how big will they be? A:  The turbines would be located at the State of Maine selected Deepwater Offshore Wind Test Site in State waters approximately 2.5 miles south of Monhegan Island, Lincoln County, Maine and… Read More

How will this pilot project be financed?

There are four components to Maine Aqua Ventus’ financial plan. First, the current partners are making investments in the project. Second, the Department of Energy (DOE) can grant the project up to $46.6 million starting in 2014. Third, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) can provide a contract to purchase power. Fourth, private sector investment… Read More

Maine Aqua Ventus I Project Timeline

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The timeline for the Maine Aqua Ventus I project is still under development. As the timeline changes, updates will be shared on Monhegan Energy Info.  Phase 1: Design, Engineering, and Pre-permitting (April 2013- May 2014) Maine Aqua Ventus completes baseline information collection and 50% Design/Engineering/ Pre-permitting phase January 2014 – MPUC approves term sheet February 2014 –… 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