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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $12,800,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $4,300,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               45,200

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $3,000,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $700,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           18,200

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TransCanada Corporation’s Kibby Wind Power Project, Franklin County, ME

STATUS: Complete TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Friends of the Boundary Mountains PROSPECTS:  Complete  BACKGROUND:  The Kibby Wind Power Project developed by TransCanada is the largest wind power development in New England.  The wind farm is located in the community of Eustis, … Continue reading

Hope Island, Maine

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Natural Gas OPPOSITION: Environmental groups, local residents PROSPECT: Dead BACKGROUND: After Maine Governor John Baldacci signaled an interest in developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the state, TransCanada Corporation sought to build an LNG terminal on … Continue reading

Fairwinds LNG, Harpswell, Maine

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Natural Gas OPPOSITION: Environmental groups, local residents PROSPECTS: Dead BACKGROUND: Fairwinds, a partnership of TransCanada Corporation and ConocoPhillips, sought to build a $350 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal near Harpswell, Maine.  The facility, proposed to be constructed … Continue reading

Downeast LNG, Robbiston, Maine

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Natural Gas OPPOSITION:  Canadian government; environmental groups; local residents PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  Downeast LNG is a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Mill Cove in Robbiston, Maine.  The 80-acre site will consist … Continue reading

Quoddy Bay LNG, Maine

STATUS: Suspended TYPE: Natural Gas OPPOSITION:  Environmental groups; local residents PROSPECTS:  Highly Unlikely BACKGROUND:  In August 2004, the Passamaquoddy Tribe voted to allow Quoddy Bay LLC to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on tribal land on the Pleasant … Continue reading

Calais LNG, Maine

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Natural Gas OPPOSITION:  Environmental groups; local residents PROSPECT:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  Calais LNG has proposed to build a $1 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal and storage facility on the outskirts of Calais, Maine.  … Continue reading

Aroostook County Wind Farm, Maine

STATUS: On Hold TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Citizens of Aroostook County PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  The Aroostook County Wind Farm is located near Fort Kent in Aroostook County, Maine.  It is a $1.6 billion project that includes 400 wind turbines.  The developer … Continue reading

Twin River Energy Center, Maine

STATUS: Killed   TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Natural Resources Council of Maine; Local citizens   PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: The developers proposed a $1.5 billion 700-megawatt coal gasification plant in Wiscasset, Maine on the site of a decommissioned nuclear plant.  To proceed, … Continue reading

Stetson Wind, ME

STATUS: Complete TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local residents (Friends of Lincoln Lakes); Citizens Task Force on Wind Power PROSPECTS: Complete BACKGROUND: Stetson Wind is a 57-megawatt wind farm in Washington County, Maine. The project consists of 38 turbines, and has the … Continue reading

Rollins Mountain Wind, Penobscot County, ME, First Wind

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Friends of Lincoln Lakes PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: First Wind submitted an application with the DEP to build the 40-turbine Rollins Wind Project, valued at $130 million.  The project would produce enough renewable … Continue reading