IBEW 1837 at Black Bear Hydro Partners, LLC

IBEW members at Black Bear Hydro operate hydroelectric dams in the following locations: Ellsworth, Milford, Orono, Stillwater, Medway and Howland. Together, the dams produce about 36 megawatts of electricity.

Black Bear Hydro Partners, LLC purchased the dams from PPL in 2009 and continued to honor the existing union contracts. A new 5-year agreement was reached in July 2013 which is being followed by current owner Brookfield. Prior to PPL, the dams were owned by Bangor Hydro and many of the current workers are longtime union members who have been employed by all three companies.

IBEW 1837 members who work at Black Bear Hydro Partners, LLC belong to Unit 10.

The IBEW 1837 Union Steward at Black Bear Hydro Partners, LLC is Gary Crane.

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