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.