Central Maine Power plans to invest $1.55 billion to modernize our 40-year-old bulk power system. The proposed improvements are designed to keep the system operating reliably over the coming decades and to provide the infrastructure for the state’s emerging wind, hydro, biomas, and tidal energy industries.
The Maine Power Reliability Program will add to the company’s network of substations and transmission lines that stretch from the Town of Eliot on the New Hampshire border to Orrington, where it connects to transmission lines from northern and eastern Maine. The four-year construction project is expected to create an average of 2,100 jobs per year and inject more than $1 billion in spending into the region’s economy.
CMP filed for approval by the Maine Public Utilities Commission in July 2008. The project will also require approvals from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and approximately 80 local governments and other agencies. The company expects to begin construction in 2009 for completion in 2013.
Click here to learn more about the Maine Power Reliability Program.
Publicly available documents filed with the Maine Public Utilities Commission can be reviewed on the Virtual Case File on the MPUC Web site (Docket No. 2008-255).
Click a link below to download PDF files of the publicly-available documents filed by CMP and PSNH in the MPUC proceedings.