Maine law commits Brookfield to supply energy to Katahdin Paper mills

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Maine law commits Brookfield to supply energy to Katahdin Paper mills

April 07, 2010 - 08:35
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MILLINOCKET, ME, April 7, 2010 (Bangor Daily News) -A new state law requires that Brookfield Renewable Energy Inc.'s hydroelectric systems on the Penobscot River keep two Katahdin Paper Co. LLC mills and a proposed public utility as their primary customers, town officials said Tuesday.

Gov. John Baldacci signed LD 543 into law at the state capital on Monday. The law requires that the Katahdin Paper Co. LLC mill on Katahdin Avenue and its sister mill in East Millinocket be the dam's primary electric customers, with any Katahdin Region utility also getting right of first refusal on the electricity, Town Manager Eugene Conlogue said.

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