Millinocket Biomass Boiler Plan Stalled 

A gridlocked New England power grid in

Maine has stalled a Harpswell developer’s plan for a $50 million

biomass boiler in Millinocket.

Jerry Tudan, of Peregrine Technologies, had already lined up

financing for the 17-megawatt project that would bring 45 jobs to

the Katahdin region when he got the bad news from the grid manager.

Tudan said his company sought to register the site with ISO-New

England, only to be told that a northern Maine wind farm project

had registered earlier and had &quot:maxed out&quot: any available access

to the grid at this time.

Several large-scale grid expansions are in the works, but it

will be years before they’re in place.