The original pulp mill was constructed largely to help investors attract new customers for the hydroelectric capacity being created by dams on the Escanaba River. The very young City of Escanaba and the local street car line, owned by the same investment group, were also customers.Read more
The Rate Stabilization Plan would add about $3.50 a month to an average household's power bill in 2013 and again in 2014. The precise amount will vary depending on an individual household's electricity use.Read more
NewPage Corp. made the announcement more than four years after the U.S. Department of Energy promised the Ohio-based papermaker $30 million to construct such a facility. Last year, the Energy Department awarded the company another $20 million to fund the project after favorable results of an initial feasibility study.Read more
"We want to thank the county for the opportunity to host this meeting," Clemons said, noting the presence of about 25 current and former residents as well as town officials.Read more
Last week the lawyer for Pacific West Commercial Corp., which is a part of the Stern Group, wrote to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board saying it requires an electricity rate for the mill that will allow it to be a viable long-term operation.Read more
Bowater Mersey Paper Co. Ltd. and NewPage Port Hawkesbury Ltd. bought 1,740 gigawatt hours of power in their extra-large industrial class, the utility says in a report released this week by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
The annual report covers the period of Nov. 1, 2010, to Oct. 31, 2011.Read more
The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has granted NewPage Port Hawkesbury Corp. and Bowater Mersey Paper Co. Ltd. a discount rate for three years, according to a ruling Tuesday. The companies had asked the provincial regulator for a five-year deal to help keep them in business.Read more