by Jessica Piper July 29, 2021
Updated July 30, 2021
AUGUSTA, Maine — A referendum aiming to take down the Central Maine Power corridor will appear as one question on Maine ballots this fall after the state’s high court rejected an attempt to split it into three separate questions.
Opponents of the CMP corridor project, which aims to connect hydropower from Quebec with New England’s electric grid via a transmission line in western…Continue
Posted on July 31, 2021 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments
by Fred Bever, Maine Public July 29, 2021
The Mills administration is partnering with a commercial wind energy company, New England Aqua Ventus, to seek a lease of 16-square miles of federal waters south of for a wind farm of up to 12 wind turbines tens of miles south of Bremen, with a goal of researching novel “floating platform” technology and its effects on ecosystems and fisheries.
“It’s positive that the Biden Administration is examining these questions, and we…Continue
Posted on July 31, 2021 at 11:59am — 9 Comments
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Posted on July 25, 2021 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments
CMP parent Avangrid is locked in a bitter dispute with rival NextEra over the upgrading of equipment at the Seabrook nuclear station, without which the 145-mile corridor can’t connect to the New England grid.
By Colin Woodard Staff Writer
A heated dispute between Central Maine Power’s parent company and rival energy giant NextEra is threatening to delay the completion of CMP’s controversial 145-mile transmission corridor.…Continue
Posted on July 23, 2021 at 6:25pm — 4 Comments