CMP to energize Saco transmission line, substation

Posted March 28, 2012, at 10:11 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Central Maine Power is set to energize a new transmission line and substation in Saco.

The upgrade is to increase capacity and to improve reliability for the electric grid in the Saco Bay region.

The Goosefare Substation on Industrial Park Road will be put into service on Wednesday. It is the first of two new substations the company is building for Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Saco and Scarborough.

The $30 million Saco Bay Transmission Reinforcement Project includes two seven-mile transmission lines operating at 115,000 volts and 34,500 volts, two new substations in Saco and Old Orchard Beach and improvements at other substations in the area.

CMP and its parent company Iberdrola USA have invested more than $500 million upgrading its grid.

 

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