With a power purchase agreement already approved by the Maine Public Utilities Commission in 2014 and the Mohegan test site designated in 2009 by the Maine Department of Conservation being approved, Dagher told committee members the Aqua Ventus project has avoided trip-ups that led to other projects being dropped by DOE.
Both Aqua Ventus and the Ohio project are in line for $40 million in funding, contingent on reaching specific milestones and subject to continued congressional appropriations. DOE will be hosting two public sessions on the project in Tenants Harbor on Feb. 28 and on Monhegan on March 1.
Jake Ward, vice president for innovation and economic development at UMaine, said the goal is to install the floating hulls at the Monhegan test site by fall 2019..............................
We can only hope that this is the beginning of the end for greedy usurpers of our tax money for grants to build useless wind turbines. Scott Pruitt is going to cancel the grants and that will pretty well finish the projects. The other good news is the PUC putting an end to Net Metering. That should put a big crimp in the solar industry.
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