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PUC to consider natural gas expansion plans

State regulators will review three proposals for natural gas expansion that could cost Maine $75 million annually for 20 years, but could also help it avoid future spikes in...

Group: Throw out First Wind-Emera venture

A Maine group is seeking to reverse state regulators’ approval of a $333 million wind energy partnership between Emera Maine’s parent company and Boston-based First...

PUC approves Nestlé-Fryeburg water deal

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has approved a long-term contract allowing the bottler of the Poland Springs brand to buy water from Fryeburg Water Co.

Summit responds to proposed $150K fine

Summit Natural Gas of Maine is seeking to meet with state regulators over its proposed $150,000 fine for damaging sewer lines while installing pipeline.

High court finds favor with mountain wind farm

A 14-turbine wind farm proposed for Passadumkeag Mountain in Penobscot County is moving forward after Maine's highest court upheld its approval by the citizen-led Board of...

Summit faces $150K fine for damaged sewer lines

Summit Natural Gas of Maine is facing a potential $150,000 fine after state regulators discovered that it had damaged sewer lines in 25 places across four communities.

ReVision Energy gets Maine Audubon solar installation contract

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ReVision Energy, a solar energy equipment company based in Portland, has a contract valued at $238,761 to supply solar panels and other equipment to Maine Audubon’s Gilsland...

Maine's largest wind project faces appeals

Two appeals have been filed against a proposed 62-turbine wind farm in Bingham, which has become the largest wind energy project in Maine to be approved by state...

Bristol voters deny UMaine wind project grid link

Most of 300 Bristol residents who voted at a special town meeting Oct. 1 chose not to allow the University of Maine’s offshore wind project to connect to the town’s...

State warns of high electricity rates this winter

The Maine Public Utilities Commission and other groups are advising homeowners and mid-sized businesses to brace for higher electricity prices this winter.