Offshore Wind Energy Target

May 29, 2024


Maine has a goal of developing 3,000 megawatts (MW) of wind energy in proximate federal waters by December 31, 2040. Beginning January 1, 2025 and every two years thereafter the Governor's Energy Office may reevaluate and increase the goal. Maine law (35-A MRSA §3408, enacted in 2023) also requires the Governor's Energy Office to establish a schedule for competitive solicitations for the development of offshore wind. 


Maine previously had a goal of deploying at least 5,000 MW of offshore wind in coastal waters by 2030, but this was amended by L.D. 1895 of 2023.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Maine
Incentive Type: Offshore Wind Energy Target
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Offshore Wind
Target: 3,000 MW by 2040


Name: 35-A M.R.S. § 3404


Name: Public Information Officer
Organization: Governor's Energy Office

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.