MAINE'S OCEAN ENERGY TASK FORCE

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MAINE'S OCEAN ENERGY TASK FORCE

MAINE’S OCEAN ENERGY TASK FORCE

www.maine.gov/spo/specialprojects/OETF/

Donald W. Perkins

President & CEO, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Co-Chair, Governor’s Ocean Energy Task Force

350 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101 ・tel: 207-772-2321 ・fax: 207-772-6855 ・www.gmri.org


OCEAN ENERGY TASK FORCE MEMBERS

• Rep. Herb Adams (D-Portland)

• Rep. Stacey Fitts (R-Pittsfield)

• Sen. Barry Hobbins (D-Saco)

• Sen. Kevin Raye (Perry)

• John Kerry (OEIS)

• George LaPointe (DMR)

• Kathleen Leyden (SPO)

• Bob Marvinney (Maine Geologist)

• Pat McGowan (DOC)

• Beth Nagusky (DEP)

• Cathy Renault (DECD)

• Habib Dagher (University of Maine)

• George Hart (OEI)

• Don Perkins (GMRI)

• Leslie Harroun (Oak Foundation)

• Sean Mahoney (CLF)

• Pat White (GMLF)

• Tim Agnew (Masthead Ventures)

• George Baker (Fox Islands Wind)

• David Flanagan (former CMP)

• Parker Hadlock (Cianbro)

• Gov. Angus King (Independence Wind)


MAINE: PETROLEUM DEPENDENT… MOTIVATED…


CONFRONTING GLOBAL WARMING


OCEAN WIND: 3-E GAME CHANGER


MAINE’S ASSETS

• Wind Resource: High quality offshore wind

• State Leadership: Governor… Delegation… Legislature

• Demonstration: Mars Hill… Fox Islands/Island Institute

• Environmental Community: CLF… COA… Avian

• Research: UMaine…Ocean Energy Institute… GMRI

• Utilities: Bangor Hydro… Iberdrola/CMP

• Developer Interest: ORPC… Blue H… Principal Power… Others

• Construction: BIW… CIANBRO…Reed & Reed


OETF MISSION

• Wind Energy Generation

• Strategy

• Research

• Capture Benefit for Maine

• Tidal & Wave

• Legal Framework

• Oil & Gas


TERRESTRIAL vs. OCEAN WIND


GOM WIND: 100-200 GW THEORETICAL


NIMFY IS PREVENTABLE!


LEVERAGING COMPOSITES EXPERTISE


LEVERAGING MARINE CONSTRUCTION EXPERTISE


OETF WORK AT HAND

• Environmental/Human Impacts

• Permitting

• Utility Grid and Incentives

• Tidal

• Oil & Gas

• Economic Development

• Test Site Permit Legislation… Grid Scale Permitting Legislation

• Develop Statewide Consensus

• Shift from Electricity to Enercosm


WHERE ARE WE GOING

• April: Preliminary Report

• June: Test Site Permit Legislation

• June 16-18: OceanEnergy 2009

• October: Recommendations to Governor

• 2010: Comprehensive Grid Scale Permitting Legislation


THANKS TO OUR MANY FRIENDS

• George Hart, Ocean Energy Institute

• Ocean Energy Task Force

• Governor John E. Baldacci

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