June 14, 2010 - Maine roundup: offshore wind, and changes at the PUC

Monday, June 14, 2010

Maine Public Utilities Commission chair Sharon Reishus will be stepping down effective July 12, 2010.  Governor Baldacci will name Commissioner Jack Cashman as Acting Commission Chairman.  In a press release, the Governor said he expects to nominate a new PUC Commissioner to be confirmed by the Legislature during a Special Session to be held later this summer.

Federal Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is visiting Maine today. He is touring the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center, where Habib Dagher and company are design and testing floating deep-water wind turbine platforms.  This work will be supported by the $11 million bond Maine voters approved last week.

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