Public Lecture Series on Wind Energy Starts at Gulf of Maine Research Institute – 7/9


By Carol McCracken

The public is invited to attend a series of free lectures on  “emerging challenges and opportnities in the Gulf of Maine” hosted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.  “GMRI” is located at 350 Commercial Street in Portland.

The schedule and topics of the lectures are as follows:

JULY 9 The Gulf of Maine is the Saudi Arabia of Wind – Governor Angus King, Independence Wind

AUGUST 13 – How Does  a State Take the Lead in Ocean Wind? – Lessons from Rhode Island and New Jersey.  Chris Wisseman, Deeptwater Wind.

SEPTEMBER 10 – The Challenges and Opportunties for Maine to Emerge as an International Ocean Energy Leader – George Hate, Ocean Energy Institute.

OCTOBER 8 – Grid Scale Renewable Energy:  Lessons from Europe – Speaker to be Announced.

NOVEMBER 12 – Community Wind on Maine’s Islands:  Lessons from an Early Wind on Vinalhaven and North Haven.  George Baker, Harvard Business School and Fox Islands Electric Cooperative

These Sea State Lectures are free and parking is provided in GMRI’s adjacent parking lot.  SEATING IS LIMITED, so please RSVP in advance.   Please call Patty at 228-1625 or email: