The LePage administration is looking anew at Maine’s old dams, mills and hydropower facilities as a way to increase electricity generation. The Governor’s Energy Office wants to hire a consultant to inventory the state’s hydro-electric facilities – both large and small – and recommend regulatory changes to encourage expansion.
BERLIN — The Coos County delegation will consider whether to give Berlin $15,000 from the county’s utility-defense fund to help pay legal bills in an assessment dispute with the owner of three hydroelectric dams on the Androscoggin River.
BERLIN – The city of Berlin has requested $15,000 from Coos County to help cover its legal costs in its dispute with Great Lakes Hydro America over the assessment of hydroelectric facilities on the Androscoggin River.
Nalcor Energy’s proposed Gull Island power plant would be more than 1,000 miles away from Boston. But Nalcor executives believe the site is well-positioned to help keep the lights on in New England’s densest population hub.
Proposed state legislation that would bring large amounts of hydropower to Massachusetts from Canada could crash the regional power market and kill off other needed energy-generating resources, according to some environmental advocates.
A power company and the owner of an idle paper mill in East Millinocket are doing battle in private conference rooms and at the State House, where a bill has been introduced to force the power company to share its profits with the mill’s owner