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Energy Resources protects 1,300 acres of prime Maine recreation land
Energy Resources has granted a conservation easement to the state of Maine on approximately 1,300 acres of prime recreation land at the company's Harris Project (pictured) at the headwaters of the Kennebec River.
Energy Resources, through its subsidiary FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC, has granted a conservation easement to the state of Maine on approximately 1,300 acres of prime recreation land at the company's Harris Project at the headwaters of the Kennebec River.
The easement, which includes 52 of the 64 miles of shoreline around Indian Pond, prevents development and commercial timber harvesting on the land. The land can be used for educational, conservation and low-impact public recreational purposes.
"We're pleased to conserve these prime recreation lands for the people Maine as part of our agreement that allows the Harris hydro-generation station to continue producing clean and renewable electricity," said Chad Clark, director of Business Management for Energy Resources.
The company retains ownership of the land and the right to use the land for the generation of hydroelectric power and related purposes. For example, that means if the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission required new recreation facilities within the easement area that would be permitted.
The 86-megawatt Harris Project, located in northwestern Maine, is the largest hydroelectric plant in Maine and one of 23 owned by Energy Resource affiliates.