NECEC in Farmington (in miles): 7.14
Estimated New Tax Revenue* (Year 1) for Farmington: $436,183
Additional Benefits to the Region:
3,500 JOBS at peak CONSTRUCTION
265,000 METRIC TONS REDUCED CO2 EMISSIONS
ENHANCED BROADBAND OPPORTUNITIES IN WESTERN MAINE
ENHANCED RECREATIONAL ACCESS
*Property tax estimates were prepared by the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Southern Maine in consultation with CMP. These estimates were based on preliminary engineering design in 2017 and are subject to change as the design is finalized.
"New England Clean Energy Connect appears to be an excellent proposal. It utilizes existing commercial forest land that is available for expanding business opportunities. It also follows an existing transmission corridor, which currently runs through Farmington. The use of this ROW for another major project is the right way to develop the grid, rather than forging new paths over environmentally sensitive or highly populated areas."
- Richard Davis, Town Manager, Town of Farmington