Regulators Could Decide Key Permit for CMP Project This Week

Apr 9, 2019

Maine’s top energy regulators are scheduling “special deliberations” to consider a key permit for Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line through western Maine.

The Maine Public Utilities Commission added the item to its calendar for this Thursday, after parties to the case filed their final briefs on Monday.

The three-member panel must decide whether the 145-mile project, including 53 miles of new-cut corridor through the state’s western forests, should receive a “Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.” CMP is also seeking state environmental permits for the controversial project, which would bring hydroelectricity from Canada into the regional grid, to serve Massachusetts customers.

Originally published April 8, 2019 at 4:03 p.m. ET.