Northern Maine wind undertaking is an efficient deal for Maine

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Jackson A. Parker is the chairman and CEO of Reed & Reed, Inc. in Woolwich.

Regardless of all the talk about power in our state and nation, most Mainers agree on the aims: We would like inexpensive, dependable, and Maine-made clear power to energy our properties and companies. In Maine proper now there may be one alternative that may assist us obtain these aims by offering inexpensive, clear and renewable power that doesn’t depend on risky and soiled gas from another a part of the world.

A wind farm, referred to as King Pine, has been proposed for an space in Aroostook County northwest of Houlton. It will be related to our energy grid by a brand new transmission line. The Maine Legislature handed a regulation to encourage any such funding in renewable energy and grid upgrades in northern Maine, because the area has by no means had the infrastructure essential to unlock its potential till now – and given the skyrocketing power costs we’re all experiencing, it couldn’t have come at a greater time.