Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP) Transmission
Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP)
|Central Maine Power (a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA)
|The L.E. Myers Co. and MYR Energy Services, Inc.
L.E. Myers crews constructed and rebuilt more than 1,000 structures and strung 210 miles of 345kV and 115kV transmission lines throughout northeastern Maine as part of this critical program – the state’s largest energy infrastructure project at that time.
The project presented highly challenging environmental concerns, including a steep slope between a gas pipeline and remote stream channels, saturated wetland pockets, and fragile wildlife habitats. As such, it was performed under strict environmental monitoring by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and third-party inspectors. Numerous restrictions dictated what seasons and times work could be performed. L.E. Myers hired a full-time environmental coordinator to oversee compliance with 5,000-plus pages of environmental permits.