Maine Wind Industry Initiative is now the Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative (MOWII)
This January a development committee was named to review the efforts provided by the Maine Wind Industry Initiative and ensure the organization continued to provide the best services possible. The first recommendation of the committee was to change the name of the organization to the Maine Ocean & WindIndustry Initiative. This name reflects the continued work to promote the development and supply chain of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy as well as the continued work related to onshore wind.
The organization was founded in 2008 with a specific charge to identify and promote the wind energy supply chain in Maine. During the initial stages of the supply chain identification work we realized that much of the same industry sectors were also required to service tidal, wave and offshore wind energy development.
As a result, MWII has already been working in ocean and wind energy. The Development committee decided it was time to alter the name to better reflect the organizations activities. The new name will be altered on all of our web and print materials over the coming months. The committee also updated the mission statement to read:
The Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative (MOWII) represents companies’ expertise within the Maine ocean and wind energy supply chain, works proactively to promote the expertise of member companies, and provides solutions to local, national, and international market participants.