Eesha Penharkar, Bangor Daily News
The University of Maine System trustees on Monday took a step toward allowing construction of a renewable energy source to power the University of Maine’s campus in Orono.
At a meeting in Machias, trustees approved spending up to $5.7 million to plan out the project, which includes $4.2 million for Honeywell International Inc. for design services. The remaining $1.5 million will be reserved for the university to hire independent experts, system spokesman Dan Demeritt said.
The university system has been in negotiations with Honeywell for a year, since the conglomerate won the contract.