>Maryland Examines Potential of Offshore Wind

>ANNAPOLIS, M.D. – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced recently a new initiative to explore the potential for developing wind energy resources off of Maryland’s coast. The US Energy Department estimates that Maryland has “outstanding” wind resources, rivaling or exceeding that of Midwestern land based wind resources. To evaluate the potential of these resources for commercial development, MEA’s offshore wind initiative will include outreach to potential offshore wind developers, a technical evaluation of the wind resources off of Maryland’s Atlantic coast and Outer Continental Shelf, and strong engagement with the local community.

Read MEA’s press release here. The Baltimore Sun provides additional coverage.