Pre-development of the Monhegan wind project has been taking place. The project has faced challenges, including a lawsuit alleging that the Maine Department of Conservation wrongfully granted the project a permit to use the site. Throughout, the DeepCWind Consortium has targeted project deployment and installation for the summer of 2012.
Now, project proponent Dr. Habib Dagher is quoted as saying that some permits are still pending for the Monhegan site, meaning the project cannot be deployed this summer. 2013 is the new target for project deployment.