Maine lawmakers to consider steps to reduce, shorten power outages

Maine lawmakers to consider steps to reduce, shorten power outages

A legislative committee will look at measures including aggressive tree cutting and burying power lines, in response to the recent statewide blackout.

The Maine Legislature plans to consider aggressive tree cutting, underground power lines and other measures in response to a storm last month that left some homes and businesses in the dark for up to 10 days.

The Joint Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology will listen to ideas for reducing the number and duration of power outages when lawmakers reconvene in the new year, said Democratic Rep. Seth Berry, co-chairman of the panel…(Read the full story)

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