"Moosehead Region Futures Committee
August 14, 2017
Greenville Junction, ME"
The Somerset County Commissioners are holding their August 16th meeting in Rockwood at 3:00 p.m. at the Rockwood Community Center at 16 Education Lane (old elementary school on Route 5/16). The primary purpose of their meeting is assessing public sentiment regarding the six proposed industrial wind projects and CMP’s Maine Clean Power Connection 145 mile high voltage transmission corridor. Moosehead Region Futures Committee will present an update on the projects and the impact of the recent Massachusetts Department of Energy’s RFP for 9,500,000 megawatt hours annually of renewable energy during the workshop session. Given the scale and number of projects being proposed, the commissioner’s are seeking input/feedback on concerns citizens have expressed about the potential adverse economic impact of these industrial developments on the region’s tourism economy.
"Contact: Richard McDonald – 207-604-4760"