While offshore wind has been working (part time) for many years, Maine continues to overthink how to make it work.
Readers Digest version: erect your turbines and wait for the wind to blow.
Occasional results are guaranteed.
Oh, and don't ask about the cost.
Meanwhile, the paralysis by analysis has given new life to onshore wind, which had been becalmed. Just look at Senator Troy Jackson's plan to pave over Northern Maine with newer-bigger turbines as it plays out now in the PUC.