Maine utility a surprise in energy competition
PORTLAND, Maine — Central Maine Power is providing a late entry in the contest to provide up to 1,200 megawatts of green power from Canada to Massachusetts. The Maine-based utility is partnering with Hydro Quebec and NextEra Energy Resources on proposals to bring either hydropower, wind power or a combination of both through Maine. The CMP plans were a secret until Thursday, deadline for proposals for the largest renewable energy contract in New England history.
The Northern Pass in New Hampshire and TDI New England’s cable under Vermont’s Lake Champlain are among projects also vying for the contract.