The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a Gulf of Maine Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern.

The meeting will take place virtually via Zoom. To register for the meeting, please click here.

This task force is an intergovernmental group composed of federal officials and elected tribal, state and local officials from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The upcoming task force meeting will focus on the following topics:

• Planning process for commercial wind energy leasing in federal waters of the Gulf of Maine.

• State and federal perspectives on offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine. • Framework approach for the first step in the commercial planning process: a Request for Interest.

• Stakeholder engagement approach for the commercial planning process.

• State of Maine’s research lease application. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting, which will include an opportunity for public input on the topics identified above.

Additional details are available on BOEM's Gulf of Maine web page.

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