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Hydro-Quebec halts work on its part of hydropower corridor

In Maine, environmental regulators also suspended a permit for its portion of the project.
In Maine, environmental regulators also suspended a permit for its portion of the project.(Gray tv)
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 9:00 AM EST
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Hydro-Quebec is temporarily stopping construction in Canada on its section of a hydropower transmission corridor.

Hydro-Quebec advised a regulatory agency that it hopes to be able to resume construction “and remains convinced of the value, merits and importance of the project.”

In Maine, environmental regulators suspended a permit for the 145-mile (233-kilometer) portion.

The project aims to bring up to 1,200 megawatts of hydropower to the New England power grid.

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