DeepCwind to submit Maine bid

Prototype of DeepCwind's floating wind turbine platform concept.

Prototype of DeepCwind's floating wind turbine platform concept.

The University of Maine-led DeepCwind will submit a bid for a deepwater offshore wind pilot project after state regulators this week issued a new request for proposals by 1 September, a consortium spokeswoman tells Recharge.

The legislature recently passed a bill that instructs the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to provide DeepCwind the opportunity to table a proposal in competition with Statoil’s 12MW Hywind project. It has until 31 December  to make a decision on whether it can qualify for ratepayer subsidy support.

Elizabeth Viselli, manager of offshore wind programs and global communications for the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center, notes that the law does not require DeepCwind to present a bid.

DeepCwind’s proposal will be for a 12MW full commercial-scale project called Aqua Ventus Log in to read complete article.

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