WATCH: CMP corridor wins Army Corps approval; construction to start as early as December

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PORTLAND (WGME) -- Central Maine Power’s controversial corridor got a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers this week, which leaders say will allow construction to start as early as next month.

"The Army Corps permit is the last major permit that we need, actually, to begin construction, so we're extremely excited now," Thorn Dickinson from Avangrid, CMP's parent company, said.

The New England Clean Energy Connect involves a 145-mile transmission line that would carry hydropower through Maine from Quebec to Massachusetts.

"We're out there hiring Mainers to work on the project," Dickinson said. "We'll need about 300 people for this first phase of the project."

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  • Sandi Howard
    published this page in News 2020-11-05 19:39:50 -0500