Central Maine Power

Previously undisclosed documents are calling attention to an essential question about Central Maine Power’s preferred route for its 141-mile power line through Maine’s western woods: Does the lease of state lands along the route require approval by two-thirds of the Legislature?

Yale Is A Key Player In The Planned CMP Corridor. Here's Why It Owns Maine Forestland.

Oct 6, 2019
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If Central Maine Power can salvage its planned hydropower corridor through western Maine, it may have a new partner to thank: Yale University.

PORTLAND, Maine - Two state agencies have agreed to consider a proposed change to a 145-mile transmission line project in Maine to avoid a remote pond.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Central Maine Power wants to re-route its proposed electric transmission line to avoid remote Beattie Pond at a cost of nearly $1 million.

BREWER, Maine - Regulators are reviewing the potential environmental impact of a proposed 145-mile  transmission line that would bring Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid.

A key permit decision for Central Maine Power's transmission project through western Maine could be made in less than two weeks.

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Central Maine Power spokeswoman Catherine Hartnett says the company's proposed $6 million consumer compensation fund is meant to be an alternative to a fine the Public Utilities Commission staff proposed for customer service issues.

Regulators Delaying Decision On CMP Rate Hike Until Billing Investigation Ends

Aug 7, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News/file

Maine utilities regulators announced Tuesday that they will delay a decision on a requested rate increase from Central Maine Power until after investigations into billing and metering issues end.

PORTLAND, Maine - An energy company that wants to derail a proposed 145-mile transmission line across Maine says the Public Utility Commission's approval is "replete with errors."

Lori Valigra / Bangor Daily News

Public advocate Barry Hobbins addressed members of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee about CMP as the utility asks for a rate increase.

PORTLAND, Maine - A contract dispute between Maine's biggest city and a utility has left two dozen streetlights dark.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Public Utilities Commission has taken the unusual step of writing a newspaper op-ed chastising a power company in the state for doing a poor job of transitioning to a new billing system.

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Unjustified bill increases, confusing bills, endless wait-times for customer service representatives who turn out to be uninformed - those were just a few of the many complaints Central Maine Power customers brought to a Portland hearing convened last night by the state's Public Utilities Commission.

Central Maine Power’s billing practices and other controversies involving the state’s largest utility are in the spotlight in Portland on Tuesday.

Say NO to NECEC Facebook group

Opponents of Central Maine Power’s proposed 145-mile power line through western Maine say they will start a petition drive to take the question to a statewide vote.