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Electric vehicle public infrastructure coming to Maine as state reduces dependence on fossil fuels

Laurie Schreiber |

Maine is developing electric vehicle infrastructure as part of a plan to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, as well as to keep pace with growing consumer demand for all-electric vehicles.

CMP aims to deliver Canadian hydropower to Bay State utilities by 2022

Renee Cordes |

Central Maine Power Co. aims to deliver renewable hydropower to Massachusetts by 2022 via a $950 million transmission line from the Canadian border to the grid in Lewiston.

No new bidders, so Maine Water's parent proceeds with merger plans

James McCarthy |

Connecticut Water Service Inc., parent company of Maine Water Co., announced today that its merger plans with California-based SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) will proceed after its “go-shop”...

CMP, Hydro Quebec sign 20-year power contract with Massachusetts utilities

Staff |

Hydro-Québec and Central Maine Power Co. announced Thursday they had signed an agreement with Massachusetts electric distribution companies to bring hydropower from Quebec to the Bay State via a...

Maine Aqua Ventus regroups after PUC reopens 2014 power agreement

James McCarthy |

The University of Maine reaffirmed its support for the Maine Aqua Ventus project, which was dealt a setback Tuesday when the three-member Maine Public Utilities Commission unanimously agreed to...

Fiberight plant makes progress at site, and with recycling mission

Maureen Milliken |

Work on the $70 million Fiberight waste-to-energy plant in Hampden is progressing after its scheduled opening in April was delayed, and company officials want to make sure the municipalities involved...

PERC enlists 'Terminators' to gain new revenue in face of lost contracts

The Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. in Orrington has purchased two $800,000 grinders — nicknamed The Terminators — that the waste-to-energy firm expects will ensure its future after losing...

American Jobs Project: Offshore wind could support 2,100 Maine jobs annually

James McCarthy |

Maine's offshore wind potential and the expertise it's already gained through the Maine Aqua Ventus project is a “significant economic opportunity for job growth” that could support an...

CMP to invest $22M in western Maine conservation, tourism projects

Staff |

The Somerset County-based nonprofit Western Mountains and Rivers Corp. and Central Maine Power Co. announced Wednesday an agreement in which the utility company will invest in conservation and...

Maine Aqua Ventus awaits PUC decision as offshore wind takes off elsewhere

James McCarthy |

The emerging offshore wind industry along the East Coast is picking up momentum, with Massachusetts regulators two weeks ago selecting Vineyard Wind, which is backed by Avangrid Renewables and its...