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04.01Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants
04.12Community Forestry Grants


04.16Midcoast Solar Energy Forum
04.17Grow Your Business/Govt Subcontracting
04.237-Town ConnectME Broadband Project
04.25Annual Meeting
05.21LCRPC Exec Comm Mtg

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Midcoast Solar Energy Forum

The Waldoboro Renewable Energy Subcommittee will be hosting an informational meeting on the potential for solar energy to become a large scale, renewable energy resource for the State of Maine. Among the topics to be discussed will be the future of distributed power generation in Maine; the future of market-based net metering; the development and evolution of a smart grid in Maine and nationally; medium and large scale community- and investor-owned grid scale solar power generation; and micro-grids and the use of storage for increasing the reliability and resiliency of the Maine electrical grid.

The Forum will be held in the Medomak Valley High School Auditorium at 320 Manktown Rd, in Waldoboro, on Tuesday, April 16, from 6-8 p.m. The Forum will consist of four brief presentations, followed by a public question and answer period.

Dan Burgess, the newly appointed Director of the Governor's Energy Office, will share some thoughts on the energy issues facing Maine. Representative Seth Berry, Co-Chairman of the Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Technology, will discuss potential legislative solutions for the high cost and lack of reliability of Maine's electrical power distribution systems. And Steve Weems, the Executive Director of the Solar Energy Association of Maine, and Jay Kilbourn, Trustee and former President of Kennebunk Light & Power District (KL&PD), will discuss the future of solar energy in Maine, with special emphasis on the potential growth of community-based solar investment, commercial and institutional projects, and shared resources (group) projects.

Long time solar advocate Senator Dana Dow will make opening remarks; Senator Dave Miramant and Representatives Jeff Evangelos, and Chloe Maxmin will be in attendance.

The public is cordially invited to learn about the advances being made in solar technology, the long-term costs and benefits of solar power to both private and public sectors, and the critical need to develop a coherent solar policy for the State of Maine. For more information, contact Waldoboro Director of Planning and Development Max Johnstone at [email protected] or 832-5369.

Time: 6:00 pm  


LCRPC Exec Comm Mtg

Our Executive Committee meets at the LCRPC office, 297 Bath Road, at 6:30 pm. 

Call if you'd like the agenda, 882-5983.

Time: 6:30 pm  
Location: Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission    


7-Town ConnectME Broadband Project

The Broadband Committee will meet at LCI/Tidewater at their office, 133 Back Meadow Road in Nobleboro, on Tuesday, April 23 at 4 pm.

Time: 4:00 pm  


Grow Your Business/Govt Subcontracting

Grow Your Business With Government Subcontracting

Join area businesses next Wednesday, April 17, for a free Maine PTAC workshop on how to build your business and decrease risk through subcontracting opportunities. Maine’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center works with companies interested in selling their products or services to local, state or federal government agencies, either as prime contractors or subcontractors. The “Subcontracting Strategies For Small Businesses” workshop will be presented from 9 to 11 am at the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, 297 Bath Road in Wiscasset.

MPTAC Counselor Bryan Wallace will also discuss what subcontracting means and how to become a subcontractor; the federal government’s policy on subcontracting; understanding the contractual relationship; and how to identify prime contractors in Maine. Wallace can assist companies to identify opportunities, develop marketing strategies, and guide you through the complex process of government registrations and assist you in becoming a qualified government contractor. In addition, Maine PTAC can also assist with proposal preparation and post-award assistance. To register for this no-cost workshop,  and see a complete list of Maine PTAC workshops, visit:, or email Bryan Wallace at [email protected] or call 951-0644.

Time: 9:00 am  
Location: Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission    


Annual Meeting

Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission holds its 2019 Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 25 at 5 pm featuring Katie Spencer-White, Executive Director of the Boothbay Region Community Resource Council as the guest speaker.

Boothbay Region Community Resource Council is a collaborative community approach to developing sustainable solutions to poverty, hunger and abuse. This has evolved over many years into an umbrella and direct service organization, and Ms. Spencer-White became the first Executive Director of BRCRC a little over a year ago. Her talk, “Unbroken: Poverty and Resilience on the Boothbay Peninsula," will address the conditions of poverty in our communities, current challenges and collaborative solutions, and future opportunities.

The LCRPC provides a wide range of economic development and planning assistance to towns, businesses, and non-profits to promote sustainable economic growth and community development in Lincoln County. During the meeting, LCRPC will present highlights of the past year and elect officers and executive committee members.

Originally from the West Coast (a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz), Ms. Spencer-White began her career as a high school social studies teacher, moving east to continue teaching and graduate work at UVA's Curry School of Education. She and her family moved to England, where she became a lawyer specializing in higher education and governance and served as executive director for a children and families organization. Returning to the U.S. in 2014, Katie became chief partnership officer for Charlottesville, Virginia’s branch of Habitat for Humanity.

BRCRC has two Community Navigators on staff, providing free and confidential services related to healthy living, food security, career counseling fuel and heat, housing counseling and foreclosure prevention, and volunteer service opportunities. They also have an addiction counselor and coordinate many other community outreach activities.

The Annual Meeting, open to the public, will be held at the 1812 Farm in Bristol. Refreshments include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. To register, please call 882-5983 or register online


Time: 5:00 pm  
Location: 1812 Farm, Bristol