NECEC appeals to the Board of Environmental Protection have been postponed due to Covid-19 illnesses

May 16, 2022

On May 17 and 18, 2022, the Board of Environmental Protection was scheduled to meet at the University of Maine in Farmington to consider appeals of the Site Location of Development and Natural Resources Protection Act permits issued to Central Maine Power Company and NECEC Transmission LLC to construct the New England Clean Energy Connect project. The Board was scheduled to consider the appeals of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, and a consolidated group of Maine residents, small businesses and towns referred to as the West Forks Group.

Due to circumstances regarding Covid-19 related illnesses that are beyond the Board's control, the Boards May 17-18, 2022 meeting in Farmington is being postponed. In consideration of public health information regarding Covid-19 and the availability of Board members, staff and the parties, the Board Chair will determine the soonest date to reschedule the NECEC appeal meeting, possibly in late June.

For additional information, contact: David R. Madore, Deputy Commissioner, DEP or

William F. Hinkel, Executive Analyst, BEP