Longroad Energy statement on the Maine Public Utilities Commission decision to collaborate with Massachusetts on northern Maine renewable energy supply and transmission

January 31, 2023 – Longroad Energy welcomes today’s confirmation by the Maine Public Utilities Commission that it intends to move forward with the King Pine Wind project and the transmission line to be developed by LS Power through a cooperative approach with Massachusetts. This is a key milestone in the effort to establish a new, large source of clean energy while making substantial investments in Aroostook County and the state as a whole.

“This is an important moment in the efforts to invest in northern Maine and provide the area with the electric infrastructure it has long lacked, and also create 1,000 megawatts of renewable wind energy that will help lower wholesale electricity prices, reduce price volatility, and further the state’s climate goals,” said Matt Kearns, Longroad’s chief development officer. “We appreciate the work that both Maine and Massachusetts have put into this process and look forward to continuing to work with both states, as well as the people of Aroostook County and other stakeholders, to make this project a success.”

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