A Boston-based developer of wind turbines that can operate in deep water has been meeting with state leaders about plans for a large wind power project in the Gulf of Maine.
The company, Blue H USA, has yet to choose a site, but says it’s looking for one that would have minimal impact on fisheries and the environment.
It’s also aiming for a location far enough at sea that any large turbines would not be visible from land.
Maine has emerged as one of the premier areas on the East Coast for wind energy, but all projects approved or proposed thus far are based on land.
Experts estimate that more than 100,000 megawatts of potential wind energy could be tapped in the Gulf of Maine, which has strong and steady winds year round.