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MPUC Public Hearing on CMP Transmission Project (Record Hill) CANCELLED
December 14, 2009
Maine Public Utilities Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Augusta, Maine — At the request of the Rumford interveners, the Maine Public Utilities Commission has cancelled the public witness hearing which had been scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15th beginning at 6pm at Town Auditorium in Rumford.
The hearing subject was to have been Central Maine Power (CMP)’s proposal to build a 115 kV transmission line to enable interconnection of a wind power project (“Record Hill”). The intervenor notified the Commission that a series of simultaneously scheduled community and school events conflicted with the Commission proceeding. A public witness hearing for this case will likely be re-scheduled early in the New Year.
The regular case process will continue apace with a case conference on Friday the 18th. The Commission is conducting an adjudicatory proceeding in order to decide whether to authorize CMP to build this new transmission line. In July, the company filed a petition requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to build the new transmission line and substation in western Maine to interconnect the Record Hill Wind LLC wind farm into CMP’s transmission grid. The new line will go through the towns of Rumford, Roxbury and Mexico. Due to New England-region wide transmission policy, Record Hill must reimburse virtually all of CMP's costs to build the new line.
For more information, go to the Commission website, enter the Virtual Case File and look up docket number 2009-216 for publicly available documents on this case.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission regulates electric, telephone, water and gas utilities to ensure that Maine citizens have access to safe and reliable utility service at rates that are just and reasonable for all ratepayers. Commission programs include Maine Enhanced 911 Service, Dig Safe, and Efficiency Maine.
Contact: Evelyn deFrees, 207-287-6141 email@example.com
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