March was busy month in NECEC fight
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- Apr 6, 2021 3:48 pm GMTApr 6, 2021 2:57 pm GMT
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The battle over the fate of the New England Clean Energy Connect continued last month with a victory for its opponents in state court, an expansion of a federal court fight against it, and debate over three bills in the Maine Legislature that would prohibit the foreign company involved in the controversial transmission project from spending money to fight ballot referendums on it.
The NECEC is being developed by Avangrid subsidiary NECEC Transmission LLC. It would carry 1,200 megawatts of hydropower generated by Hydro-Québec from the Canadian border to southern Maine where it would be fed into the New England grid for Massachusetts consumers. (Hydro-Québec's Jean-Lesage generating station dam is pictured above.)