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Poland Spring inks 15-year deal with Rumford Water District

Poland Spring Water Co. has signed a 15-year agreement with the Rumford Water District to draw up to 150 million gallons of water annually from two of the district's wells.

Maine ranks in Top 10 nationally in installed wind energy capacity


Maine ranked 8th nationally in annual installed wind energy capacity in 2016, according to a group of studies released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Waterville, Falmouth energy firm enter into solar partnership

The city of Waterville and Falmouth-based Gizos Energy LLC have entered into a partnership to develop two solar arrays that would generate 25 megawatts.

Maine PUC to receive grant to help keep Maine’s pipelines safe


Maine Public Utilities Commission will receive more than $300,000 in funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation to pay for pipeline safety inspections.

LePage veto of solar bill sustained, leaving PUC rules in place


A solar power bill that had received bipartisan approval when it was approved this spring died Wednesday when lawmakers failed to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto.

New proposal would deliver northern Maine wind power to Boston


A joint venture calling itself Maine Power Express announced today it is partnering with County Line Wind in submitting a proposal to the Massachusetts Clean Energy RFP to deliver electricity...

Maine solar company ranked No. 1 in New England, 14th in U.S.


Portland-based solar installer ReVision Energy was recently ranked the No. 1 rooftop solar contractor in New England and No. 14 nationwide by Solar Power World magazine.

Collins, Carper introduce bipartisan bill to spur offshore wind industry


U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Tom Carper, Del., introduced legislation on Tuesday to create financial incentives to spur the country’s emerging offshore wind industry.

CMP proposing new transmission line to tap Hydro-Quebec power


Central Maine Power announced today that it has submitted several proposals in response to Massachusetts' clean energy RFP, including a new transmission line between Maine and Quebec to tap the...

Cianbro's solar farm gets green light from PUC

The Maine Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday gave Cianbro the go-ahead to enter a long-term contract with Central Maine Power Co. for power generated at its 57-acre solar farm in Pittsfield.