|Clean Energy Project to Link Maine and Boston|
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The Maine Power Express (MPX) is a proposed 1,040 MW HVDC transmission line to be buried completely underground in an existing energy corridor and under water, direct to Boston, MA.
County Line Wind is a 630 megawatt (MW) wind facility located on forestry lands in Penobscot and Aroostook Counties in northern Maine. County Line Wind will use MPX to deliver a Class I Renewable Resource straight into Boston.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy RFP, issued by the
“Con Edison Transmission is excited about the opportunity to bring clean, renewable energy to a major demand center in Massachusetts at a low delivered cost,” said Timothy Frost, vice president of CET. “Boston would gain additional reliability, economic benefits and access to clean energy. This unique transmission project has the ability to accommodate additional generation resources, creating flexibility for the Massachusetts utilities to optimize energy deliveries. Con Edison Transmission looks forward to bringing its engineering and financial strength to realize this project."
“The Maine Power Express utilizes the optimal route for connecting stranded wind resources in northern Maine directly to the Boston load center with minimal environmental impact. The MPX project does not require unsightly transmission towers, utilizes an existing energy corridor, avoids the taking and clearing of lands and has no adverse impact to the marine environment,” said Hayes Gahagan, managing member of
All bids will be posted publicly at www.macleanenergy.com
Maine Power Express:
Contacts: MPX – Ryan Gahagan, (207) 551-3131, firstname.lastname@example.org Con Edison – Michael Clendenin, (212) 460-4111, email@example.com