ReEnergy seeks DOE okay to pass power through Canada back into U.S.

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the U.S. Department of Energy has gotten an application from ReEnergy Fort Fairfield LLC for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.

Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted within 30 days after a June 22 notice about this application is published in the Federal Register.

On May 12, DOE received the application from ReEnergy Fort Fairfield for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada from its 37-MW capacity biomass-fired facility located in Fort Fairfield, Maine. In its application, ReEnergy Fort Fairfield states that it owns the 37-MW facility and wants to transmit the electric output across the Emera Maine transmission system into Canada, where the power is wheeled through New Brunswick Power Corp.’s (NBPC) transmission system, and is transmitted back into the United States over the international electric transmission lines of Maine Electric Power Co. (MEPCO) to ISO New England.

ReEnergy Fort Fairfield will use the same Emera Maine transmission facilities previously authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties.

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