This week in regional energy news …
- Two environmental organizations are seeking a federal court order prohibiting four Maine hydroelectric dams from operating during this spring’s salmon run.
- Seeing growth in the market, the owner of Estes Oil is seeking permission to construct a 10,000 gallon propane storage tank on his property along Route 1. Meanwhile, on March 27 the Searsport planning board will begin its final deliberations on approval of the 22 million gallon liquefied propane gas tank proposed for that town.
- Non-transmission alternatives to energy congestion during periods of peak demand in the Boothbay, Me., area are the goal of a pilot project run by GridSolar. GridSolar is currently soliciting bids from power generators.
- Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont plan to work together to issue a joint solicitation for renewable energy projects.
- Officials with the Portland Montreal Pipe Line say that there are no plans to reverse the U.S.-to-Canada flow of the pipeline to permit tar sands oil to flow into the U.S.
- The Maine BEP this week reversed a Maine DEP decision to deny a permit to a wind project on Passadumkeag Mountain.