ACP Statement on Final Gulf of Maine Wind Energy Areas

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from Anne Reynolds, ACP Vice President for Offshore Wind, after the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released its final designation of Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) for the Gulf of Maine:  

“The U.S. is poised to become a global leader in floating offshore wind. Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management committed the U.S. to doing so and should be commended for their careful work on the final Gulf of Maine Wind Energy Areas. Led by the efforts of Maine Governor Janet Mills, the Northeast is ready to support the innovation, jobs, and economic boost the offshore wind industry will deliver to the region.” 

“This stakeholder process has served as a shining example of how to work with local communities and stakeholders to allow for the OSW development necessary for environmental and economic goals, while preserving existing areas for use by other critical industries. We look forward to working with BOEM as they move to the next step of a lease sale in 2024, and with all stakeholders to ensure Mainers enjoy the full benefits of the Gulf of Maine’s natural resources and a clean energy future.”