AP speaks to Dagher in report on UMaine role in offshore wind plans for Maine

The Associated Press reported that Maine will procure at least 3,000 megawatts of electricity from offshore wind turbines by 2040 under a bill signed Thursday by Gov. Janet Mills, enough to power about half of the state’s electricity load. State officials hope companies will utilize technology from the University of Maine, which has been pioneering precast floating turbines and has tested prototypes off the coast. “The clear message to the clean energy industry is that Maine is ready to lead, come work with us,” said Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Spectrum News NY 1, ABC News and Fox News shared the AP report.