Quebec utility partnering on CMP hall might revive nuclear plant

Hydro-Quebec, a accomplice on the controversial $1 billion hydropower line by means of western Maine, might restart a nuclear reactor because it eyes future energy calls for.

Information broke earlier this month that the Quebec utility is contemplating restarting a decommissioned nuclear plant, and that has renewed questions on whether or not it will possibly meet current energy contracts for the New England Clear Power Join mission in Maine, a collaboration amongst it, Massachusetts electrical firms and a Central Maine Energy affiliate.

Work on the mission resumed slowly in early August on each side of the border as Hydro-Quebec and CMP await a call by the Massachusetts Legislature on whether or not to change present electrical energy contracts to cowl a $500 million price overrun. Each points current potential new hurdles to the mission, which already has survived a number of courtroom challenges, together with a referendum in Maine that was invalidated.