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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
Maine consumers could save from $14 million to $44 million each year for the next 15 years through lower electricity costs. Additionally, a $140 million rate relief fund will be established, and a supplemental $50 million fund will help low-income customers.
Cleaner Air
Maine and the region will benefit from significant carbon emissions reductions, ranging from 3.0 to 3.6 million metric tons per year - the equivalent of removing more than 700,000 passenger vehicles from the road.
Jobs
NECEC will support more than 1,600 jobs during development, primarily in western Maine counties where jobs are needed. A $6 million in educational funds will provide for vocational and training programs in Franklin and Somerset counties, as well as for scholarships, internships, and research at the University of Maine.
A Good Fit in Maine’s Working Landscape
About one-third of the line to Canada passes through commercial, working forest where “growing and harvesting timber” is the landowners primary objective, according to the Maine Forest Product Council. The remaining 2/3 follows existing power lines created for the state’s hydroelectric industry almost a century ago.
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
Maine consumers could save from $14 million to $44 million each year for the next 15 years through lower electricity costs. Additionally, a $140 million rate relief fund will be established, and a supplemental $50 million fund will help low-income customers.
Cleaner Air
Maine and the region will benefit from significant carbon emissions reductions, ranging from 3.0 to 3.6 million metric tons per year - the equivalent of removing more than 700,000 passenger vehicles from the road.
Jobs
NECEC will support more than 1,600 jobs during development, primarily in western Maine counties where jobs are needed. A $6 million in educational funds will provide for vocational and training programs in Franklin and Somerset counties, as well as for scholarships, internships, and research at the University of Maine.
A Good Fit in Maine’s Working Landscape
About one-third of the line to Canada passes through commercial, working forest where “growing and harvesting timber” is the landowners primary objective, according to the Maine Forest Product Council. The remaining 2/3 follows existing power lines created for the state’s hydroelectric industry almost a century ago.
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.