Project Update

There has been a lot of activity lately, so much in fact that it's been hard to keep up with the news posts. So to rectify that, here are a few highlights. 

  • The County Line and MPX bid is still under review by the Massachusetts 83D RFP Evaluation Team. On November 1st, we received a list of 11 questions and on November 6th we received 2 more questions. We've provided a response to both sets of questions and look forward to submitting further updates over the next several weeks. 
  • On October 31st, MPX received I.3.9 approval from ISO-NE for the interconnection point at K Street. This is a significant project milestone and our partner, ConEdison Transmission, posted a press release regarding the achievement. The press release can be seen here and here.
  • MPX has been meeting with several stakeholder groups, such as the Conservation Law Foundation and the Maine Lobstermen's Association in order to provide project information and get feedback from these stakeholders. Several more of these meetings are currently in the works. 
  • MPX attended the New England - Canada Business Council "Energy Trade and Technology Conference" November 8 & 9 in Boston, MA. See more here and here. It was great to be able to hear from the excellent panelists and work with our peers on increasing New England and Canada energy trade.

Feel free to contact us at anytime to learn more about the project and thanks for following. 

News and Events Roundup

Below is a summary of some recent news articles and events regarding the MPX and the Massachusetts RFP.

Sept. 14 - An article from The Free Press, discussing the recent E2Tech forum is posted here.

Sept. 7 - MPX Project Manager Ryan Gahagan presented at the E2Tech "Regional and State Energy Policy Update" forum at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Ryan provided an overview of the MPX project and responded to questions from the audience. Ryan was joined by Sara Burns, President & CEO of Central Maine Power on a panel to discuss the Massachusetts RFP and the role Maine is playing in the regional energy landscape. 

Aug. 2 - MaineBiz article "New proposal would deliver northern Maine wind power to Boston." 

Aug. 2 - Portland Press Herald Article "Energy giant Con Ed proposes to deliver Maine wind energy to Boston." The only point of clarification needed is that the County Line Wind project is proposed by NRG, not Con Ed. Con Ed is partner to the Maine Power Express on the transmission piece only. 

Jul. 27 - Bangor Daily News article "CMP unveils plan that could quench LePage thirst for Quebec Hydropower." Brief mention of MPX. LePage has always wanted hydropower from Quebec, but the CMP plans don't involve Maine as a counter party to any energy contract. That said, the energy delivered will serve to suppress New England energy prices overall. Another point of clarification is the NRG County Line wind project is 630MWs, not 449MWs.  

MPX Submits Bid in Massachusetts RFP

Clean Energy Project to Link Maine and Boston

Con Edison Transmission and Maine Power Express Partner to Deliver Clean Energy to Massachusetts

BOSTON – August 1, 2017 - Maine Power Express has partnered to bid clean energy from Maine into the Massachusetts Clean Energy RFP.

The Maine Power Express (MPX) is a proposed 1,040 MW HVDC transmission line to be buried completely underground in an existing energy corridor and under water, direct to Boston, MA. Maine Power Express, LLC (MPX, LLC) and Con Edison Transmission, Inc. have been partnering in the further development of MPX.