Ray Remick started Central Monhegan Power 15 years ago with one small generator,
Ray Remick started Central Monhegan Power 15 years ago with one small generator, and today he has 50 customers. Two years ago, the Land Use Regulation Commission determined that his fuel tanks and generator were too close to the island's water supply, but the agency has allowed them to remain for now. Remick has been unable to find another site, and his largest generator is undergoing repairs. He has had to lease a generator from the Monhegan Municipal Power District, which has no license to sell power. The district is asking the Public Utilities Commission for a license. If granted a license, the district would move the generator to a new location and connect to Remick's distribution lines until it could furnish its own. Remick, who wants $75,000 for his system, says the price of power would go up under the district's control. He claims to be unable to make a profit, even though he charges four times the mainland rate.
Electric utilities, Monhegan, Remick, Ray
Skelton, Kathryn, "Ray Remick started Central Monhegan Power 15 years ago with one small generator," (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3187.