Update from Monhegan Energy Info – August 24, 2017

Update written by Nate Johnson, MAV Community Outreach Coordinator (08/24/17): MAV continues to be busy with environmental and permitting efforts to inform the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. Below is an update from DOE on the NEPA process and timeline. The University of Maine continues to work with the U.S. Department… Read More

Update from Monhegan Energy Info – July 18, 2017

Update written by Nate Johnson, MAV Community Outreach Coordinator (07/18/17): MAV continues to collect information to inform the project permitting efforts. In late June this included a wetland survey of potential cable routes on Monhegan if the community chooses  to proceed with a cable benefit option. In addition, Terry Dewan, a landscape architect visited the island… Read More

Meet & Greet with UMaine’s Office of Innovation and Technology

Monhegan Community Meet & Greet Please join the staff of UMaine’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development and President Susan Hunter for an informal community get-together. The Office of Innovation and Economic Development helps link Maine’s communities and companies to programs and resources of the University of Maine including: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Natural… Read More

Update from Monhegan Energy Info – 5/19/17

Update written by Nate Johnson, MAV community outreach coordinator (05/19/17): Tuesday and Wednesday (May 23 and 24) – MAV’s technical adviser for avian studies, Wing Goodale, is visiting Monhegan. Wing is available to meet with island residents and visiting birders to field their questions regarding avian and bat studies to date on the Project and bird… Read More

Public Hearing for LD 1262 Scheduled for May 2

The Maine Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee has scheduled a public hearing on LD 1262 “An Act To Protect Monhegan Island by Limiting Wind Turbines” on Tuesday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m. in Cross Building Room 211. More information on the bill is available at: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?paper=SP0425&snum=128&PID=0 

Update from Monhegan Energy Info – April 9, 2017

Update written by Nate Johnson, MAV community outreach coordinator (04/09/17): MAV recently participated in a trip to Block Island attended by several Monhegan residents. It was a terrific opportunity to learn more about the offshore wind project developed there by DeepWater Wind. Our hosts on Block Island were very accommodating and provided insightful feedback on… Read More

Update from Monhegan Energy Info – March 15, 2017

Update written by Nate Johnson, MAV community outreach coordinator (03/17/17): DOE has posted the March1 Monhegan scoping session presentation materials to their Project website as well as a video and audio link. The website also includes additional information on public comment opportunities. The Project website is: https://www.energy.gov/nepa/ea-2049-university-maine-s-new-england-aqua-ventus-1-offshore-wind-advanced-technology) DOE welcomes your input on DOE’s Proposed Action, alternatives, and… Read More

DOE Meeting on Monhegan – March 1, 2017

DOE Meeting on Monhegan – March 1, 2017 – The Department of Energy will hold a public informational meeting on Monhegan at the School House from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 1st. This is the first stage of DOE’s public scoping process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).