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Isle au Haut, Maine
With a high electric rate ($0.39/kWh) and an aging submarine transmission cable, Isle au Haut faces a significant decision: replace the cable or use alternative sources of power and take the island off-grid. Laying a new cable ensures energy security but involves long-term costs to pay off debt associated with the project that could significantly increase electric rates. Centralized solarRead More
With one of the highest electric rates in the country ($0.68/kWh), Matinicus is pursuing the implementation of a solar/diesel hybrid system to increase reliability and lower costs. Electricity generation and service is plagued with safety, reliability, and efficiency challenges, primarily due to aging generation and distribution infrastructure, and reliance on diesel fuel transported by tanker. These issues have led theRead More
With one of the highest electric rates in the country ($0.70/kWh) and multiple energy projects under consideration, Monhegan is at a critical juncture which may allow for the incorporation of more sustainable energy systems. The island’s power generation system is very quickly approaching the end of its useful life and will be replaced with microturbines, solar PV, updated controls, andRead More