Central Maine Power

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine regulators are going to fine a gas utility $50,000 for failures to meet safety requirements.

via Stop the Corridor

The Maine Ethics Commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to investigate whether a group opposing a controversial transmission line through western Maine qualifies as a political action committee and should be required to reveal its donors.

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The Maine Legislature will consider an emergency bill that could prohibit Hydro-Quebec from spending money to influence a potential referendum on a controversial powerline project running through western Maine.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's former governor says that he was paid by a lobbying firm to advocate for the state utility's hydropower corridor.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

The stage is being set for a statewide battle over Central Maine Power’s plan to build a power line through Maine’s western woods. Opponents today submitted more than enough signatures to put the project’s future on the November ballot.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

The Legislature is considering a move to invalidate state land leases for Central Maine Power’s controversial plan to construct a power line through the state’s western woods.

Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News file photo

Maine’s Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday it will proceed with its investigation into Central Maine Power’s winter disconnection policies.

Commissioners R. Bruce Williamson and Randall Davis and Chairman Bartlett unanimously supported the investigation.

They said the commission had warned CMP twice last winter to stop using language in its notices saying that if a customer failed to respond they could be disconnected during the winter period without approval from the commission.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine utility spent more than $2.3 million in the most recent quarter to rally against a potential statewide vote about whether it can build a transmission line to bring hydropower from Canada.

Fred Bever / Maine Public/file

A ballot question committee representing the Canadian energy company Hydro-Quebec could face a significant fine from state election regulators for the late disclosure of campaign activity. Meanwhile, a state lawmaker is trying to stop the company’s efforts to convince Maine voters to approve a controversial $1 billion transmission project at the ballot box in November.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Two national companies that operate natural gas plants in Maine are stepping into the fight over Central Maine Power’s power line proposal for western Maine. They’ve created a new political action committee supporting a potential ballot item aimed at killing the CMP project.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Hydro-Quebec, the Canadian energy company poised to supply hydropower to a proposed transmission line through western Maine, is joining a campaign to defeat a referendum that could scuttle the $1 billion project at the ballot box next year.

The Maine Public Utilities Commission announced Friday that it will conclude both its investigation into Central Maine Power’s (CMP) metering and billing practices and its deliberations of the company’s proposed rate changes by the end of January.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Opponents of Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile transmission line to bring hydropower from Canada to New England turned out in force at a public hearing in Lewiston Thursday night. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was taking testimony as it considers CMP's application for a federal permit.

LEWISTON, Maine - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a public hearing Thursday on Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile transmission line to bring Canadian hydropower to New England.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP File

Central Maine Power's corporate parent has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine levied by a nonprofit that helps set standards for the nation's power grid.

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