Longroad Energy statement on Maine Public Utilities Commission decision on northern Maine clean energy supply and transmission

The Commission’s decision is an important step forward to supply Mainers with affordable clean energy while making significant investments in Aroostook County and the state as a whole. Longroad appreciates the selection of our 1,000 MW King Pine wind project as a cost-effective clean energy option under the policy established through the leadership of Senate President Jackson, Sen. Stewart, and the Mills Administration. We look forward to working with the Commission, the people of the County and other stakeholders to make this project a success.

In its decision, the Commission indicated that final approval of contracts for King Pine Wind and for the transmission to be developed by LS Power that will connect the power to the regional grid, will await a decision by Massachusetts whether to participate. Earlier this year, the Massachusetts legislature authorized participation in the northern Maine projects if an analysis found that it would be in the interest of ratepayers and help the state meet its climate change objectives. A decision by Massachusetts is expected by year’s end.

Longroad appreciates the hard work of the Commission and its staff on conducting this complex solicitation process.

Learn more about the project here.

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