• Maine May 10, 2022 12:17 pm

    $1B Hydropower Project's Fate Rests With Maine Supreme Court

    A stalled $1 billion energy corridor aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid could be given new life — or spiked for good — by the state’s high court. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court was set to hear arguments Tuesday on a pair of cases focusing on the high-profile project. Utilities behind the effort sued to…

  • winter weather December 8, 2021 12:10 pm

    New England's Winter Power Supply Adequate, But There Are Risks, Grid Operator Says

    Electric grid operators expect to be able to keep the lights on in New England this winter. But having come close to a major problem during a costly cold snap here four years ago and watching the recent struggles of power systems in California and Texas, ISO-New England is also doing more to highlight the risks the region’s power...

  • Maine November 5, 2021 5:38 pm

    Foes of $1B Maine Power Line Petition to Revoke Permit, Stop Construction

    The leading environmental opponent of a $1 billion electric transmission line in western Maine asked state regulators to revoke a permit for the project following a referendum vote this week. Maine residents voted Tuesday to halt the New England Clean Energy Connect. But the outcome doesn’t go into effect for about two months — 30 days after the election is…

  • Massachusetts November 3, 2021 10:12 pm

    After Voters Say No to $1B Maine Power Project, Work Continues

    Voters in Maine delivered a firm rejection to an international and interstate hydropower transmission project, though construction continues.

  • Maine November 3, 2021 10:18 pm

    Mainers Vote to Halt $1B Electric Power Transmission Line

    Mainers voiced their disapproval Tuesday for a 145-mile conduit for Canadian hydropower that was billed as either a bold step in battling climate change or unnecessary destruction of woodlands. Utilities have poured more than $90 million into the battle over the $1 billion project ahead of the referendum on Tuesday, making it the most expensive referendum in Maine history. However,…

  • Massachusetts November 2, 2021 9:25 pm

    Maine's Major 2021 Election Battle Is Over Power Lines

    If you live in Massachusetts, voters in Maine may influence where your electric power comes from through a ballot question on a major transmission line project.

  • Maine November 3, 2021 3:52 am

    Maine Voters Have Their Say on $1B Electric Transmission Line

    Maine voters are weighing in Tuesday on a 145-mile conduit for Canadian hydropower that’s billed as either a bold step in battling climate change or an unnecessary destruction of woodlands. More than $66 million was spent on the battle over the $1 billion project ahead of the referendum on Tuesday. But the statewide vote won’t be the final word. Litigation…

  • Maine April 9, 2020 8:39 pm

    $300M Contract to Get New England Energy Connect Moving

    The New England Clean Energy Connect on Wednesday announced it has awarded more than $300 million in contracts for upgrading transmission lines and clearing land for the project led by Central Maine Power. The contract was awarded to Maine-based Cianbro in a joint venture with three other companies, Irby Construction, Sargent Electric and Northern Clearing Inc., officials said. “This is…

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