The New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) is a proposed 145-mile long corridor of thousands of high-voltage megatowers cut through the Maine woods. The corridor would be as wide as the New Jersey Turnpike, and the towers each as large as the Eastland Hotel in Portland. This corridor would be cut through pristine Maine wilderness in order to bring electricity from Canada to Massachusetts, with no stops in between.

 

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  • Major Coalition Forms to Oppose CMP/Avangrid’s Massive Transmission Line

    “New England Clean Energy Connect” Will Hurt Maine’s Environment and Economy

    Proposed Corridor Will Travel Through Pristine Maine Woods and Cost Maine Jobs

    WESTBROOK - Stop the Corridor, a group of Mainers concerned about the massive impact that a proposed power project would have on our state, today announced its official formation and intention to oppose efforts to build the project.

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    Under fire from all sides, CMP losing the power of its word

    Never before in Central Maine Power’s 119-year history has the company been under assault from more directions. CMP is facing a storm of attacks for how it treats and bills its customers and whether it’s telling the truth about problems at the utility.

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    CMP will give $50 million to help low-income customers in Massachusetts

    Press Herald - Central Maine Power has agreed to give $50 million to energy-assistance programs that will benefit low-income electric customers – in Massachusetts.

    CMP will provide $50 million over 40 years to several programs and initiatives in Massachusetts, as a condition of winning the bid to build a high-voltage transmission line from Quebec through Maine that will carry hydroelectricity to the Commonwealth.

    The disclosure comes as CMP is under multiple investigations and lawsuits over allegations it overcharged Maine ratepayers.

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