Emera Maine is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the electric system in Eastern and Northern Maine. The power network has two components: transmission and distribution. The higher voltage power network that carries electricity long distances is considered transmission. The lower voltage lines delivering power to customers’ homes or businesses are considered distribution. The transmission development component of our business ensures that we execute projects which build or maintain our infrastructure such that it can continue to serve customer needs reliably and safely. Transmission and distribution system upgrades are completed to ensure reliability, address deterioration, and meet system standards and capacity needs. Many of these important projects are completed each year.