Residents Voice Opposition To Planned Substation Expansion

Jul 19, 2018

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - Residents in South Portland, Maine, say a power company should move rather than complete a planned substation expansion near the Fore River.
Residents say they want Central Maine Power Co. to reconsider non-transmission alternatives, such as local solar power. The Portland Press Herald reports about 20 residents and city officials attended an information session Wednesday where CMP described plans to expand the Cape Substation.
Resident Peter Stocks calls the substation an eyesore and a barrier to waterfront redevelopment. Assistant City Manager Josh Reny and other city officials urged CMP representatives to consider all other alternatives, saying the city could provide property tax incentives.
CMP representatives said they plan to work with the city, but say cost effectiveness and "feasibility'' are priorities.