Presented by President TROY JACKSON of Aroostook.
Cosponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake and
Senators: LAWRENCE of York, VITELLI of Sagadahoc, Representatives: CUDDY of Winterport, MARTIN of Sinclair, McCREA of Fort Fairfield
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Please read and please get involved if you can and care about northern Maine. This has the potential to severely destroy the "quality of place" in northern Maine.
The Northern Maine Renewable Energy Development Program, referred to in this section as "the program," is established to remove obstacles to the use of and to promote development of the substantial renewable energy resources in northern Maine...............
Promote energy equity with particular consideration given to the economic circumstances and opportunities in the State's socially vulnerable counties and communities. For the purposes of this subparagraph, "socially vulnerable counties and communities" means those counties and communities in the State containing populations that are disproportionately burdened by existing social inequities or lack the capacity to withstand new or worsening burdens....................
Request for proposals; generation connection line. On or before November 1, 2021, the commission shall issue a request for proposals for the development and construction of a 345-kilovolt double circuit generation connection line, or, in the commission's discretion, a transmission line or lines of greater capacity, to connect renewable energy resources located in northern Maine and developed pursuant to subsection 3 with the electric grid operated by the New England independent system operator, referred to in this section as "the ISO-New England system."
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