BERLIN — The Coos County delegation will consider whether to give Berlin $15,000 from the county’s utility-defense fund to help pay legal bills in an assessment dispute with the owner of three hydroelectric dams on the Androscoggin River.
GROVETON — If the final cost of bringing the Brooklyn Dam on the Upper Ammonoosuc River back on line as an active hydroelectric facility shows that it would be profitable, the project could be completed and begin to generate electricity by the end of 2014.
The LePage administration is looking anew at Maine’s old dams, mills and hydropower facilities as a way to increase electricity generation. The Governor’s Energy Office wants to hire a consultant to inventory the state’s hydro-electric facilities – both large and small – and recommend regulatory changes to encourage expansion.
BERLIN – The city of Berlin has requested $15,000 from Coos County to help cover its legal costs in its dispute with Great Lakes Hydro America over the assessment of hydroelectric facilities on the Androscoggin River.