Saturday, January 20, 2007

Maine Power Grid

Portsmouth Herald:
A preliminary report by the Maine Public Utilities Commission says Maine ratepayers don't get enough in return for participating in the regional power grid and concludes there are "no insurmountable legal, economic or technical barriers" to leaving it.

The 39-page report delivered to the Maine Legislature this week says "reasonable alternatives" to participation in the grid include creating an independent transmission company and establishing power-swapping arrangements with neighboring Canadian provinces.