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Clean
Renewable
Energy
A project that’s good for Maine.
Why do so many people support New England Clean Energy Connect? Because it will create jobs, revenue and economic opportunity for Maine residents and cleaner air throughout New England at no cost to Maine residents.
Reducing Energy Costs
By supplying renewable hydropower to the region, New England Clean Energy Connect will reduce the prices that Maine ratepayers pay for electricity by $40 million a year for the next 20 years.
Cleaner Air
Maine's carbon emissions will be reduced by nearly 265,000 metric tons of CO2 annually, the equivalent of removing 57,000 cars from Maine roads and highways. The project reduces air emissions in New England by 3 million metric tons annually. A cleaner environment is better for our health and our economy.
Jobs
The project will create an average of 1,700 new jobs per year in Maine for the next four years, primarily construction jobs in areas of western Maine where they are needed most.
A Good Fit in Maine’s Working Landscape
NECEC follows a corridor that is fully owned by Central Maine Power. It includes 50 miles of commercial, working forest and 95 miles of existing transmission corridor. This route means fewer impacts to the environment. The project will feature state-of-the-art monopoles, requiring less clearing than traditional lines.
Tax Benefits
Maine communities that host the project will be paid over $18 million in increased property tax revenues annually with the largest share going to western Maine communities in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Somerset counties.
Economic Growth
Creates opportunities for increased broadband availability for much of western Maine.
No Cost To Maine Residents
By law, the entire cost of the project will be paid by Massachusetts ratepayers.
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Clean
Renewable
Energy
A project that’s good for Maine.
Why do so many people support New England Clean Energy Connect? Because it will create jobs, revenue and economic opportunity for Maine residents and cleaner air throughout New England at no cost to Maine residents.
Reducing Energy Costs
By supplying renewable hydropower to the region, New England Clean Energy Connect will reduce the prices that Maine ratepayers pay for electricity by $40 million a year for the next 20 years.
Cleaner Air
Maine's carbon emissions will be reduced by nearly 265,000 metric tons of CO2 annually, the equivalent of removing 57,000 cars from Maine roads and highways. The project reduces air emissions in New England by 3 million metric tons annually. A cleaner environment is better for our health and our economy.
Jobs
The project will create an average of 1,700 new jobs per year in Maine for the next four years, primarily construction jobs in areas of western Maine where they are needed most.
A Good Fit in Maine’s Working Landscape
NECEC follows a corridor that is fully owned by Central Maine Power. It includes 50 miles of commercial, working forest and 95 miles of existing transmission corridor. This route means fewer impacts to the environment. The project will feature state-of-the-art monopoles, requiring less clearing than traditional lines.
Tax Benefits
Maine communities that host the project will be paid over $18 million in increased property tax revenues annually with the largest share going to western Maine communities in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Somerset counties.
Economic Growth
Creates opportunities for increased broadband availability for much of western Maine.
No Cost To Maine Residents
By law, the entire cost of the project will be paid by Massachusetts ratepayers.