Energy Companies’ Proposal Could Help Expand Maine’s Wind Power Capacity
Oct. 5, 2017
Maine Public reports that regional energy interests are making a move to “break up an electricity logjam” that has stalled wind power development in Maine. ISO New England will not permit any new wind proposal in Maine, in part because main power lines in the state have reached their capacity. No single project developer could afford the upgrades needed to the transmission system. ISO New England and New England industry players are asking federal regulators to let them cluster projects together for planning purposes and for allocating the costs, hopefully in time to add credibility to bids already submitted by Central Maine Power and others in Maine for new, long-term renewable power contracts being sought by Massachusetts.