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Osborn, wind developer reach agreement

The town of Osborn has approved an agreement to receive $1.87 million over 20 years in exchange for letting the parent company of First Wind develop 14 wind turbines...

PUC to reconsider two wind projects

The newly reconfigured Maine Public Utilities Commission has voted 2-1 to reconsider two wind projects that were initially approved in December.

Boston firm may defend S. Portland crude-oil ban

The city of South Portland may enlist Boston law firm Foley Hoag to defend against a federal lawsuit filed by Portland Pipe Line Corp. earlier this month.

Oakfield wind project wins court’s favor

A $360 million wind development under construction in Oakfield fought off a legal challenge this week after a federal judge ruled in its favor on Monday.

With PUC reshuffle, 2 wind projects up in the air

The Maine Public Utilities Commission is planning to reconsider two proposed wind projects shortly after a few changes in the commission’s members and leadership.

Local power: Peregrine Turbine's new approach to distributed energy generation

Lori Valigra |

When Peregrine Turbine Technologies LLC first asked Mid-South Engineering Co. for help with its new turbine engine, the engineering consultancy did what engineers do best: they tore into...

PUC staff says no to GridSolar 'smart grid' bid

The Maine Public Utilities Commission’s staff is recommending against Portland-based GridSolar LLC’s bid to become the state’s smart grid operator.

Summit reimburses nearly 400 customers

Summit Natural Gas of Maine has reimbursed nearly 400 customers in the Kennebec Valley area as a result of falling behind schedule in delivering service.

Portland Pipe Line sues South Portland

Portland Pipe Line Corp. is suing the city of South Portland over a controversial ordinance adopted last summer that was meant to block the flow of tar sands oil into...

Newly appointed executive will market ORPC's marine energy expertise

James McCarthy |

Ocean Renewable Power Co.’s track record in developing successful pilot projects involving its marine hydrokinetic technology in Cobscook Bay and in a river next to a remote...