Skip Navigation
Return to Layout View | Home | A-Z Directory | my UMaine | MaineStreet | Campus Map | Calendar
Follow UMaine on Twitter | Join UMaine on Facebook | Watch UMaine on YouTube | Admissions | Parents & Family | Apply | Give Now | Emergency

UMaine News


Site Navigation:


Bristol Residents Consider Using UMaine Offshore Wind Project for School Electricity, BDN Reports

The Bangor Daily News reported Bristol residents will likely request that Maine Aqua Ventus — which includes the University of Maine and partner companies — consider a “community benefit agreement” that would provide the town with free electricity to the local school or additional educational opportunities for students. In January, Maine Aqua Ventus received initial approval from the Maine Public Utilities Commission for its proposed offshore wind pilot project. The project includes two turbines that would be on a floating base about 10 miles off the coast of Bristol. Jake Ward, UMaine’s vice president for innovation and economic development, said the project will provide Bristol with new property tax revenue, and the consortium is open to other opportunities to provide more benefits to the town.


Sidebar

Media Resources

Popular Posts

Recent Posts


Contact Information

UMaine News
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System
More in Blue Sky in the News, Economic Development, Engineering, Research, UMaine in the News (668 of 5169 articles)