Maine Lawmakers Approve Bill to Boost Offshore Wind Development

Source: By Cailley LaPara, Bloomberg • Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Bill allows state to procure 3 megawatts of offshore energy State could be host to first floating project on East Coast

Maine moved a step closer to becoming the East Coast’s first floating offshore wind location after lawmakers approved a bill paving the way for deep-water development.

The bill, approved Wednesday, includes pathways for utility companies to purchase wind power and for developers to build port infrastructure using local workers, a detail that prompted Governor Janet Mills’ veto last month. She is expected to sign the bill in the coming days.