Maine Power Reliability Program

Maine Power Reliability Program

Location: Maine

Client: Central Maine Power Co.

Completion Date: 2014

In December 2008, Central Maine Power awarded the program management contract for its Maine Power Reliability Program to Burns & McDonnell. The program traverses approximately 75 communities and includes 437.5 miles of new 345-kV and 115-kV transmission facilities. The proposed new lines and facilities are needed to alleviate congestion and strengthen the reliability of the power grid throughout the region.

  • Program management
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Planning
  • Permitting
  • Community relations
  • Safety
  • Engineering review
  • Cost controls
  • Document controls
  • Scheduling
  • Procurement
  • Real estate
  • Construction management

In the first quarter of 2009, a Burns & McDonnell team was established in Portland, Maine. This office is also supported by the Burns & McDonnell New England office in Wallingford, Conn., and the corporate world headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. The Burns & McDonnell project office is in New Gloucester, Maine, and has more than 60 employees managing all facets of construction, which began in the summer of 2010, including: safety, construction management, engineering review, document control, scheduling, cost control, procurement, real estate and community relations.

  • 184 miles of new 345-kV transmission line
  • 100 miles of new 115-kV transmission line
  • 5 miles of rebuilt 345-kV transmission line
  • 147 miles of rebuilt 115-kV transmission line
  • 5 new substations (Benton, Windsor, Monmouth, Lewiston and Cumberland) and 6 major substation upgrades
  • Four new autotransformers
  • More than 40 ancillary substation upgrades