The Maine Clean Power Connection (MCPC) Transmission Project is a proposed transmission project that will efficiently deliver clean, renewable energy from western Maine near the border with Québec to the New England power grid.
At the center of the MCPC proposal is a new, high voltage transmission line in western Maine that will transmit 460-1,110 megawatts (MW) of power in varying combinations of wind, solar and battery storage.
Central Maine Power (CMP) has proposed the MCPC Transmission Project as part of four joint bids for clean energy generation and associated transmission in response to the Massachusetts Request for Proposals (RFP) for Long-Term Contracts for Clean Energy Projects, which was issued on March 31, 2017.
In a highly competitive field, MCPC offers real options for the best energy mix to be utilized. Benefits extend beyond construction jobs to include lower wholesale electric costs, additional property tax revenue and improved reliability and energy security.