Connecting Aroostook County to the ISO-New England could be a game-changer for the region. Not only would it support quality, good-paying jobs, but it would also grow our supply of cheap, clean, renewable energy — energy that is desperately needed. I’m grateful to the bipartisan group of lawmakers on the Legislature’s Energy Committee who voted in favor of this proposal. It brings us one step closer to making the Northern Maine Transmission Line a reality.
For too long, northern Maine has been left behind when it comes to renewable energy production and the good-paying jobs and the widespread economic benefits that come with the development of these projects. This proposal lays out a path to eliminate the longstanding barriers to energy production that exist in Aroostook County. The truth is — there is so much untapped potential for renewable energy in northern Maine, and we can’t afford to let it go to waste.
AUGUSTA — Today, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, introduced legislation to facilitate renewable energy production in rural Maine and explore ways to connect Aroostook County to ISO New England at a series of public hearings. “Far too often, the people of northern Maine are left behind when it comes to energy costs, access to high-paying […]