AUGUSTA — Gov. John Baldacci will lead a trade delegation to Germany and Spain to promote Maine’s growing wind-power industry.
The delegation of 23 businesses and individuals will leave Saturday for the weeklong trip, which is coordinated by the Maine International Trade Center. Stops include Madrid and Zaragoza, Spain, and Bremen and Bremerhaven, Germany.
The two countries rank second and third in wind-energy production and installation. The United States already ranks first, but it’s seen by European investors as a next step for expansion.
Trade center President Janine Bisaillon-Cary said Spanish, Canadian and German companies have already invested in energy developments in Maine. Mission participants will meet with potential business partners and will have the chance to attend a wind energy trade show in Spain.