Aqua Ventus spells out Maine plan

The US’ embryonic Aqua Ventus 1 floating wind turbine project has moved ahead with the release of the “public version” of its proposed 12MW pilot scheme off the coast of Maine.

Publication of the $96m plan, which would involve a pair of 6MW direct-drive machines with submersible concrete hulls moored off Monhegan Island, is the next step in the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) process for approval of a power-purchase agreement (PPA) for the demonstrator.

“The PUC PPA is the next step in securing the [Department of Energy] grant [for which Aqua Ventus was shortlisted last year], which is critical for the success of this important project for our state,” said Maine Aqua Ventus 1’s Jake Ward.

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