This week in regional energy news …
- Rumford Paper Co. is selling its cogeneration assets, which provide electricity and thermal energy to the paper mill in Rumford, to New York-based ReEnergy Holdings LLC. ReEnergy specializes in renewable energy from integrated biomass waste fuel.
- The Portland Press Herald looks into the economic benefits and costs of waste-to-energy plants.
- NB Power works to shore up the Point Lepreau nuclear reactor. The reactor is undergoing a refurbishment currently but, in the wake of the disaster in northern Japan, NB Power is using the opportunity to make the generating station more earthquake-resistant.
- Adding a new standard to its merger approval rules, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities will require merging utilities to prove that the merger will help the state meets its renewable energy portfolio goals.