in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The Maine Public Service Co. (MPS), a subsidiary of Maine & Maritime Corp., and Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) have announced plans to construct a 345 kV transmission line from central Maine to northern Aroostook County.

The Maine Power Connection (MPC), a joint project of MPS and CMP, will connect northern Maine to the CMP and New England electric grid to provide MPS customers with access to competitive electric power markets and to support the development of proposed wind generation projects in Aroostook County. Presently, MPS does not have a connection to the New England grid or adequate capacity to handle requests for transmission connections from wind developers.

"We plan to invest between $400 million and $500 million to build a 200-mile, 345 kV transmission line and related substations from the Detroit area to northern Aroostook County," says Brent Boyles, president and CEO of MPS. "The Maine Power Connection will enable the development of wind generation projects estimated at $1.6 billion, providing tremendous economic and environmental benefits to northern Maine and the entire region."

The companies plan to file the project this week with the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

SOURCE: Maine & Maritimes Corp.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.


Having Their Say: CanWEA Clarifies True Source Of Canadian Wind Success

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) takes issue with a recent report summary regarding various renewable energy policies in North America.


FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) recent decision has far-ranging implications for operating wind farms, as well as for those under development.


'Significant' Opportunity Exists Within Wind Energy's O&M Services Market

An increasing number of wind turbines are nearing the end of their warranty period, creating significant revenue-generating opportunities within the wind turbine operations and maintenance (O&M) sector.

Renewable NRG_id1934