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Northern Pass hits new delay in N.H.; CMP’s $950M plan poised to move forward


The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee opted Monday to pause all action on the 192-mile Northern Pass electricity transmission project, a delay that could result in Massachusetts turning to...

Maine Water parent to merge with California utility, becoming third-largest in U.S.

James McCarthy |

Connecticut Water Service Inc. (NASDAQ: CTWS), parent company of Maine Water, announced today it plans to merge with California-based SJW Group in an all-stock transaction expected to close by the...

ORPC subsidiary hires president and CEO to guide its Canadian expansion


ORPC Inc., the Portland-based company that built, operated and delivered power to a utility grid from a tidal project in Cobscook Bay and to a remote community grid from a river project in Alaska,...

Questions raised over Stored Solar's biomass subsidy

State lawmakers reviewing Stored Solar LLC's late or missing payments to loggers and contractors are now questioning whether the biomass generator qualified for a taxpayer subsidy awarded by the...

CMP, Emera on alert as Nor'easter bears down with high winds


Central Maine Power Co. and Emera Maine both said they were preparing for a Nor'easter today that's expected to bring wind gusts up of 50 miles an hour along Maine's coast.

Eversource wants N.H. to reconsider $1.6B Northern Pass project

James McCarthy |

Eversource Energy filed a motion Wednesday with the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee asking the committee to reconsider its 192-mile Northern Pass electricity transmission line project that...

Business owners, residential customers raising questions over CMP bills


More than 130 customers of Central Maine Power Co. have filed written comments since the Maine Public Utilities Commission launched a formal investigation of customers' complaints about the utility's...

UMaine System reopens energy contract, turns to No. 2 bidder


The University of Maine System has reopened contract negotiations for the University of Maine’s long-term energy needs, after learning on Feb. 21 that the successful bidder, ConEdison...

Summit Natural Gas expanding to Sidney


Summit Natural Gas of Maine plans to break ground on an expansion project to Sidney this spring that will bring natural gas to residential and commercial customers in the community, including Pike...

Renewable energy group sues over wind-permit moratorium

Renee Cordes |

The Maine Renewable Energy Association has filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Paul LePage's controversial moratorium on new wind-turbine permits.