Cumberland board tables CMP substation plan

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CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board on Nov. 16 tabled a request from Central Maine Power Co. to build a transmission substation at 37 Greely Road.

Town Planner Carla Nixon said CMP is still working on changes for the Raven Farm Substation, and that the master site plan review will return to the board next month.

The board, which heard a pre-application presentation from CMP in August, discussed several aspects of the plan, including landscaping and buffering, Nixon said.

CMP has also been looking to install transmission lines that would run from Pownal to the substation, but last week’s meeting involved only the substation. Both elements of the company’s proposal must receive major site plan review.

The proposal is part of CMP’s $1.4 billion plan to modernize its 40-year-old bulk power system.

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