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Five months in, Brunswick's TechPlace business incubator reaches 15 tenants

Dylan Martin |

TechPlace at Brunswick Landing has signed up 15 tenants, just five months after the manufacturing-focused business incubator and co-working space opened its doors.

PUC stands by Efficiency Maine funding decision

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has decided against reconsidering its controversial decision to essentially cut $38 million from Efficiency Maine’s budget.

PUC nears deal for long-term wind contract

The Maine Public Utilities Commission is close to reaching a deal over a long-term power purchasing agreement with a wind project in Somerset County.

Emera Maine names new president

Emera Maine has named Alan Richardson as president and chief operating officer, placing its former leader in a new role to lead the development of smart grid technology.

Summit seeks customers to pay for ad campaign

Summit Natural Gas of Maine is proposing to have customers cover the cost of a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign that has consumed a large part of its budget.

New ORPC subsidiary to pursue ocean energy in Ireland

James McCarthy |

Ocean Renewable Power Co. is opening an office in Ireland’s County Donegal to capitalize on that coastal region’s interest in the Portland-based company’s renewable marine energy...

Cate Street appeals $9M order over gas contract

Cate Street Capital, the former owner of the now-closed Great Northern Paper mill, is seeking to overturn an arbitrator’s order to pay $9 million to a Boston-based company...

PUC votes to keep energy forecasts secret

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has voted to keep secret the price-projection models that are used to determine energy contracts.

Report finds 82 faulty gas connections by Summit

A state report said that contractors hired by Summit Natural Gas had improperly installed 82 natural gas connections in the Waterville area, though most of them have already been...

SunEdison cites PUC as reason for ending wind energy talks

A controversial vote by Maine energy regulators earlier this year has prompted renewable energy developer SunEdison to end discussions over a long-term power purchasing agreement...