Central Maine Power Co. marked a key milestone in its Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP) when crews set the project's 1,000th transmission structure. By the time the project is complete, crews are expected to set 5,000 wooden structures.
The MPRP is the largest construction project ever undertaken in Maine. Begun in September 2010, the project includes the construction of five new 345-kV substations and related facilities linked by 440 miles (708 km) of new transmission lines. The lines run through 75 cities and towns from Eliot to Orrington in 13 of Maine's 16 counties, providing reinforcement for the company's 40-year-old system and creating greater capacity for the integration of new generation in the New England region.
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