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An Act to Facilitate Testing and Demonstration of Renewable Ocean Energy Technology (Maine)
DSIRE/LstUpdt September 15, 2014  +
EZFeed/Relevant Yes  +
Incentive/Active true  +
Incentive/ApplDsc Agricultural  + , Commercial  + , Construction  + , Fed. Government  + , Fuel Distributor  + , General Public/Consumer  + , Industrial  + , Installer/Contractor  + , Institutional  + , Investor-Owned Utility  + , Local Government  + , Low-Income Residential  + , Multi-Family Residential  + , Municipal/Public Utility  + , Nonprofit  + , Residential  + , Retail Supplier  + , Rural Electric Cooperative  + , Schools  + , State/Provincial Govt  + , Systems Integrator  + , Transportation  + , Tribal Government  + , Utility  +
Incentive/AuthCode Chapter 270  +
Incentive/AuthDtEnact 2009  +
Incentive/AuthLink  +
Incentive/ContAddr 17 State House Station  +
Incentive/ContDept Department of Environmental Protection  +
Incentive/ContDiv Water  +
Incentive/ContEmail  +
Incentive/ContName Kathy Howatt (Hydropower)  +
Incentive/ContPhone 207-446-2642  +
Incentive/ContPlace Augusta, ME  +
Incentive/ContWebsite  +
Incentive/ContZip 04333-0017  +
Incentive/ImplSector State/Province  +
Incentive/Name An Act to Facilitate Testing and Demonstration of Renewable Ocean Energy Technology (Maine)  +
Incentive/PolicyType Other Policy  +
Incentive/Summary This law streamlines and coordinates State …
This law streamlines and coordinates State permitting and submerged lands leasing requirements for renewable ocean energy demonstration projects, aiding Maine's goal to become an international proving ground for testing new technologies in specific locations along the coast in an environmentally responsible manner. This law amended the Maine Waterway Development and Conservation Act (MWDCA) to establish a new general permit process for tidal energy demonstration projects. To qualify for a general permit as a tidal energy demonstration project, a project must use tidal action as a source of electrical power; must have a total installed generating capacity of 5 megawatts or less; and must be proposed for the primary purpose of testing tidal energy generation technology, including mooring or anchoring systems and transmission lines, and collecting and assessing information on the environmental and other effects of the technology. This law also amended the Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA) to establish a new general permit process for offshore wind energy demonstration projects, including wave energy test projects. To qualify for this general permit, a wave energy test project must use ocean wave energy to produce electricity; be proposed as part of an offshore wind energy demonstration project and be designed and sited to test production of electricity from wave energy in conjunction with and in a manner that complements electricity produced by an offshore wind energy turbine; employ up to 2 wave energy converters, each of which may use different technology, not already in use in the Gulf of Maine for commercial energy production, for the primary purpose of testing and validating the overall design of the converter and related systems; and may include a mooring or anchoring system and an ocean sensor package.
horing system and an ocean sensor package.  +
Incentive/TechDsc Tidal Energy + , Wave Energy + , Wind energy +
Incentive/Type Siting and Permitting +
Incentive/Website  +
OpenEI/PageDescription An Act to Facilitate Testing and Demonstration of Renewable Ocean Energy Technology (Maine): energy incentive program.  +
OpenEI/PageKeyword Energy Incentives  + , Maine  + , Siting and Permitting  +
Place Maine: Energy Resources +
Categories EZFeed Policies , Incentive with Contacts , Incentive with Authorities
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