The companies cited more than 2,100 megawatts of proposed wind power capacity in Northern Maine as the impetus for the project.
Excerpt from Reader Comments:
So, just to be clear, CMP and Emera which operate the distribution system for just Maine electric consumers are going to coordinate their efforts to build new transmission lines in the state to ship power to southern New England. Since CMP and Emera do not sell power in southern New England, Mainers will be expected to pay for their share of the new grid through the ISO-NE cost sharing agreement and only the communities where the wind projects are located will collect any taxes. So how does this benefit the average Mainer?