New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) Project is a 345kV overhead line with a length of 233.4km from Québec-Maine border at Beattie Township, Maine, US, to Merrill Road Converter Station in Lewiston, Maine, US.

The project, which is currently in the planning stage, is expected to be commissioned in 2022.


New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) Project is an overhead line that will be operated by Central Maine Power. The line will carry alternating current (AC).

Approximately $950m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) Project project development status

The construction works on the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) Project project were commenced in 2020 and commissioning is expected in 2022.

About Central Maine Power

Central Maine Power Company (CMP) is an electric utility service provider, based in the US. The company transmits and distributes electricity. It serves territory covering approximately 11,000 square miles in the southern and central areas of Maine. CMP provides electricity to approximately 560,000 customers. The company owns 308 substations and 2,565 circuit miles of transmission line. Its distribution system has 20,979 pole miles of overhead lines and 2,064 miles of underground lines. The company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy East Corporation. It was incorporated in the year 1899. CMP is headquartered in Augusta, Maine, the US.


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