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Public advocate critical of CMP's handling of latest billing problem

Maine Public Advocate Barry Hobbins said Central Maine Power should have consulted his office before making the decision to bill roughly 3,400 new accounts for only one month of service when those...

ORPC's Alaska village hydropower project seeks FERC license

James McCarthy |

Portland-based ORPC Inc. announced Thursday that it has submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a final pilot license application for the marine renewable energy project it's pursuing...

Heating oil prices lag behind decline in crude oil prices

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The Governor’s Energy Office conducted its weekly heating fuel price survey on Monday and found the current statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $2.99 per gallon, down 2 cents...

Sportsman's Alliance of Maine withdraws support for CMP transmission project

The Sportsman's Alliance of Maine is rescinding its support for Central Maine Power Co.'s $950 million New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line transmission project proposed for western...

Connecticut Water shareholders approve merger with SJW Group

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Connecticut Water Service Inc. (NASDAQ: CTWS) announced Friday that its shareholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the company’s proposed merger agreement with SJW Group (NYSE: SJW).

Shortage of trained electricians sparks launch of ReVision Energy's own training center

Laurie Schreiber |

ReVision Energy couldn't find enough licensed electricians, so it launched its own training center. The ReVision Energy Technical Center is training 34 students in Maine and 20 in New Hampshire.

ReEnergy shuts down Fort Fairfield biomass plant

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ReEnergy Holdings, a New York-based power company, has closed its biomass-fueled electricity plant in Fort Fairfield. The 37-megawatt facility, which opened in 1987 and employs 21 people, stopped...

Maine DEP tells CMP its application for 145-mile power line is incomplete

Maine Department of Environmental Protection has told CMP it cannot move forward with its evaluation of the$950 million New England Clean Energy Connect project until the utility provides additional...

Company asks court to overturn ruling on South Portland pipeline law

Portland Pipe Line Corp. has appealed the federal court decision issued in August preventing it from piping oil south from Canada to its tank farm in South Portland.

York considers getting rid of overhead utility lines in village district

With the federal government picking up 80% of the $4 million tab of reconstructing several intersections and streets as part of the York Village revitalization project, town officials are thinking...