Collaboration with Canada Explored
"Our analysis finds that there are no insurmountable legal, economic or technical barriers to withdrawing from ISO-NE," he said. "Viable alternatives to ISO-NE now exist, such as the formation of a Maine independent transmission company or the creation of a Maine-Canadian Maritimes market."
Adams said the MPUC continues to study both options and will make its recommendations in a final report to the Legislature in January 2008. The preliminary report indicates that the final report will focus on "opportunities" with Canada's Maritime provinces.
May 4, 2007
by Tom Walsh
in The Ellsworth American
AUGUSTA - The high cost of electricity has the Maine Public Utilities Commission rethinking the state's participation in the New England "power pool." Maine is one of six New England states that make up a regional electricity market administered by Independent System Operator New England Inc. (ISO-NE).
Along with Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, Maine's access to the electrical power delivered to residential, commercial and industrial customers by Bangor Hydro-Electric, Central Maine Power and most other utilities statewide is determined by ISO-NE.
As an independent system operator, ISO-NE serves as a regional transmission organization (RTO). Since February 2005, ISO-NE... [continue via Web link]