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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. Additionally, a $140 million rate relief fund will be established, and a supplemental $50 million fund will help low-income customers.
Cleaner Air
The project reduces air emissions in New England by 3.6 million metric tons- the equivalent of taking 767,000 cars off roadways each year.
Jobs
NECEC will provide 3,500 jobs at peak construction, primarily in western Maine counties where jobs are needed. A $6 million educational fund will be established for vocational and training programs in Franklin and Somerset counties, as well as for scholarships and internships at University of Maine Farmington.
A Good Fit in Maine’s Working Landscape
NECEC follows a corridor that is fully owned by Central Maine Power. It includes 53 miles of commercial, working forest and 94 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. Additionally, a $140 million rate relief fund will be established, and a supplemental $50 million fund will help low-income customers.
Cleaner Air
The project reduces air emissions in New England by 3.6 million metric tons- the equivalent of taking 767,000 cars off roadways each year.
Jobs
NECEC will provide 3,500 jobs at peak construction, primarily in western Maine counties where jobs are needed. A $6 million educational fund will be established for vocational and training programs in Franklin and Somerset counties, as well as for scholarships and internships at University of Maine Farmington.
A Good Fit in Maine’s Working Landscape
NECEC follows a corridor that is fully owned by Central Maine Power. It includes 53 miles of commercial, working forest and 94 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.