CMP says it won’t pass costs to customers for billing snafu
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Central Maine Power Co. says it told state regulators it won't ask ratepayers to cover the costs of providing electricity to customers who were not billed.
Regulators may force CMP to absorb cost for billing delays
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine utility regulators say they may force Central Maine Power to absorb costs for unbilled electricity.
Car crash causes delays, traffic at Maine airport
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A car that struck a utility pole has knocked out power to a Maine airport, delayed 19 flights and snarled rush hour traffic.
Regulators find utilities acted reasonably against storm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission has concluded two Maine utilities responded "reasonably" in taking precautions according to best available weather forecasts against an intense 2017 storm that led to record blackouts.
Class-action lawsuit targets alleged CMP overbilling
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that nearly 300,000 Central Maine Power customers were overbilled last year, possibly by tens of millions of dollars, a lawyer said.
The lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court adds to the troubles for the state's largest electric utility, which already is facing dual investigations over complaints of overbilling, one by the Maine Public Utilities Commission and another by an independent auditor.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Residents in South Portland, Maine, say a power company should move rather than complete a planned substation expansion near the Fore River.
BOSTON (AP) — A project aimed at bringing hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts through Maine has cleared a key hurdle.
Hydro-Québec and Central Maine Power Company announced Friday that they have successfully concluded contract negotiations with Massachusetts electric distribution companies for the New England Clean Energy Connect 100 percent hydropower project.
Massachusetts ends deal with Northern Pass hydro project
CONCORD, N.H (AP) — Massachusetts abandoned plans Wednesday to get its clean energy from a $1.6 billion hydropower project, dealing a blow to a proposal that has sparked controversy in New Hampshire over plans to deliver the power through nearly 200 miles of transmission lines across the state.
The Latest: Massachusetts settles on Maine power project
CONCORD, N.H (AP) — The Latest on the decision by Massachusetts to end plans to secure its clean energy from the Northern Pass hydropower project (all times local):
The company behind a Maine hydropower project says it's grateful that it has been chosen to provide clean energy to Massachusetts.
Officials: Poor communication affected wind storm response
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials have testified that the response to the October wind storm was hampered by miscommunication and equipment failures.
Regulators delay power contract for offshore wind project
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine regulators on Tuesday delayed action on a long-term power contract for an offshore wind pilot project led by the University of Maine.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission cited changing energy markets for delaying a contract between Maine Aqua Ventus and Central Maine Power Co., and ordered more public comment to be taken before a final decision is made.
Portland plans to add Wi-Fi, LED lights to lampposts
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's largest city is moving forward with a tech project that will upgrade the city's streetlights with Wi-Fi and better lighting.
Firefighters battle lake house fire
READFIELD, Maine (AP) — Fire officials in Maine are investigating a blaze that damaged a lake house.
The Kennebec Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2sE3xv2 ) firefighters responded to a call about a house fire on Maranacook Lake in Readfield around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Multiple fire departments responded to the blaze. Central Maine Power Co. also responded to the emergency.