Wind project planned for Bridgewater

Bangor Daily News:  “The American division of Madrid, Spain-based EDP Renewables has applied to build a 250-megawatt wind farm with as many as 119 turbines in T9R3, an area nine miles west of Bridgewater. The company secured power purchase agreements with the electric utilities Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating, both in Connecticut.”

Solar farm proposed for Rockland

Source: Bangor Daily News: “The system, designed by ReVision Energy of Liberty, could produce more than 400,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually for up to nine shareholders, according to Sue Jones, the company’s community solar farm director. Jones said it would be the largest community solar farm in the state if built. The amount of Read More …

Efficiency Maine funding fix passes

Portland Press Herald: “The bill reinserts what has become known as “the missing ‘and’” in a law that funds an Efficiency Maine program. It was made necessary in 2013 when the Legislature passed a massive energy bill that authorized a surcharge on electricity ratepayers. The funds were used to finance a program that subsidized energy-efficient Read More …

State need not pay for assistance to Maine asylum-seekers

The 20-page ruling by Superior Court Justice Thomas D. Warren affirmed that the state may withhold GA reimbursements for certain non-citizens, including the growing number of asylum-seekers in Portland who cannot work while they await determination of their immigration status. But Warren also ruled that the state has no legal authority to impose further penalties Read More …

Portland tidal energy company expanding to Ireland 

“A tidal power company that’s running demonstration projects in Maine and Alaska is establishing an office in Ireland, where the company sees an opportunity for community-based projects that could open the door to the broader market in Europe, officials said Thursday.Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Company is setting up a subsidiary, ORPC Ireland LLC, in County Read More …