Versant Power’s Fort Kent District Reaches 100% Solar   - Smart Energy Decisions

Utilities, Commercial, Solar  -  May 15, 2024

Versant Power’s Fort Kent District Reaches 100% Solar  

Versant Power’s service territory in the Fort Kent area was powered entirely by local solar energy for three consecutive days in May.

Since 2020, Versant Power — a transmission and distribution utility with customers in northern and eastern Maine — has worked with developers to interconnect more than 140 megawatts of solar energy to the grid. The utility also processed over 1,780 applications to interconnect renewable energy generators to the distribution grid in that time period.

Versant Power is working with the owners of more than 400 active projects to integrate an additional 382-plus megawatts of renewable energy in northern and eastern Maine, which exceeds the total demand for electricity in the region.

“The team at Versant Power has done a tremendous amount of work to support developers and customers seeking to interconnect renewable energy resources to the grid,” said John Flynn, President of Versant Power, in a statement. “Doing the work needed to safely interconnect solar power to the distribution system requires the expertise of Versant Power engineers, our distributed generation team and many others across the organization. As Maine has encouraged this sort of development, our team faced unprecedented demand for support, and we continue to work hard to be a trusted partner in helping our state meet its energy goals.”

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