New England Clean Energy Connect

Central Maine Power Transmission Line Construction

Site Location of Development, Natural Resources Protection Act and Water Quality Certification Applications

Central Maine Power Company (CMP) proposes to construct the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) project. The project includes the construction of an electric transmission line from the Maine border with Quebec in Beattie Township to a new converter station in Lewiston. The corridor and infrastructure will be collocated within an existing transmission line corridor, except for the approximately 53 miles in Segment 1 that will be newly developed.

Application submitted: September 27, 2017
Application accepted as complete for processing: October 13, 2017

The Department held a public hearing on the applications in 2019, which included six days of evidentiary hearings and two evenings of public testimony. In addition, the Department accepted comment on the applications from members of the public between October 2017 and May 2019.

DEP contact: Jim Beyer, Maine DEP, State House Station #17, Augusta, ME 04333. Email address is NECEC.DEP@maine.gov.

Information relating to this project is added to this page as materials become available. Information relating to this project and the Land Use Planning Commission process is available on the LUPC website.

Information relating to appeals of this project is available on the Board of Environmental Protection website.

Current opportunities for public comment on matters related to the NECEC project are as follows.

  • Minor permit revision application #L-27625-26-Q-M/L-27625-TB-R-M/L-27625-2C-S-M/L-27625-VP-T-M/L-27625-IW-U-M which was accepted for processing on December 15, 2020.
  • Minor permit revision application # L-27625-26-V-M/L-27625-TB-W-M/L-27625-2C-X-M/L-27625-VP-Y-M/L-27625-IW-Z-M which was accepted for processing on January 5, 2021.