Maine util­ity a sur­prise in en­ergy com­pe­ti­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

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.

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