Irby Awarded NECEC Project in Joint Venture with Cianbro

Apr 20, 2020

Irby is proud to announce that we have been awarded the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) project in a joint venture with Cianbro. The project consists of building a 145-mile transmission line on land owned or controlled by Central Maine Power. This is a $950 million investment that will deliver 1,200 megawatts of renewable hydropower to the New England energy grid in Lewiston, Maine.

Creating more than 1,600 jobs while providing $200 million in upgrades to Maine’s energy grid, the NECEC Project will stimulate the state’s economy. Throughout the two-and-a-half year project, NECEC will lower electricity prices, increase local real estate taxes, reduce energy costs, and even expand fiber optic cable for broadband service in nearby counties.

We look forward to returning to Maine for another transmission project. This is a significant win for Irby, and we want to thank all of those on the team that contributed and made this achievable. 

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