MAV Weekly Project Update – January 8, 2017

On Sunday, January 8, Maine Aqua Ventus provided the following project update: MAV is continuing to work with DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) team to prepare for public scoping sessions later this winter. Recent activities include drafting a Public Participation Plan and preparing meeting posters detailing Project components. The MAV team is waiting on… Read More

New England Aqua Ventus I – Project Update, December 2016

Maine Aqua Ventus provided the following project update at the community meeting held December 13, 2016. New England Aqua Ventus Project Update, December 2016 Also provided at the December meeting were a two-page information sheet and an outline of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEAP) process. New England Aqua Ventus Information Sheet – December 2016… Read More

Community Benefits Agreement Advisory Committee (CBAC) Formation and Progress to Date

On July 26, 2016, the Monhegan community registered voters gathered at the Church to vote on the following articles. All articles passed as written. At the next regularly scheduled monthly assessors meeting on August 9th, the advisory committee members were appointed by the assessors. Members are: Tara Hire, First assessor Greg Rollins, Third assessor Chris… 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

Update on Cable Route

After a discussion late this week with Nate Johnson, of New England AquaVentus and Ocean Renewable Power Company, we would like to pass on the news he shared.  Although no decisions are being made, NEAV is looking with renewed focus at the viability of bringing the sub sea cable from the test site ashore in… 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

Maine Aqua Ventus Experts Panel – Recording & Notes

On June 23, the University of Maine and the Monhegan Energy Task Force hosted a panel Purpose to provide a forum for community members to ask questions of various experts involved in the Maine Aqua Ventus offshore wind demonstration project and to discuss the positive and negative aspects of the potential Community Benefits being discussed as… Read More

Updated Community Outreach Process to Determine Community Benefits Agreement between Monhegan and Maine Aqua Ventus

Background The Monhegan Energy Task Force (METF) convened its first meeting in late October 2013 and was made an official task force of the Plantation at the January 2014 assessors meeting. METF was charged with creating a line of communication and sharing information between Monhegan Plantation and Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV), the company proposing the… Read More

Update on New England Aqua Ventus I Project

In our continuing effort to keep the community informed, we are passing on this link which announces that the MAV project is no longer an alternate in the DOE’s Wind Demonstration Program.  Maine and Ohio have both moved to the construction phase of the demonstration program.  MAV is now eligible for up to $39.9 million in… Read More