MOSCOW, Maine — Central Maine Power Co. has begun construction on a new 39-mile transmission line.

The $33 million line will extend from Moscow to Benton. Company officials say it will enhance the reliability of power in Somerset County and be able to accommodate wind-generated electricity in the future.

The line will consist of about 465 utility poles, each 70 to 80 feet high, and is being built parallel to an existing line in an established transmission corridor.

Central Maine Power says the cost of the project will be shared by utility customers throughout New England, with CMP customers paying about 7 percent of the cost.

Completion is scheduled for next spring.


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