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This small collection contains William Shipman's files from his participation on various committees and studies for hydroelectric power projects in Maine.

The files are arranged alphabetically by subject using headings assigned by Professor Shipman. The material from his work as a member of the Citizens' Dickey-Lincoln Project Impact Review Committee consists of records of committee meetings, correspondence, and reports which reflect the work of the committee. Some of the correspondence also reflects Professor Shipman's ambivalence toward this work and the feeling of futility caused by a lack of information about various alternatives to the Dickey-Lincoln project.

Shipman's files on his study of the feasibility of a tidal power project in Cobscook Bay include notes, reports, newspaper clippings and a draft of his final report on the benefits and costs of such a project.

The collection also contains reports from a symposium held in 1979 and sponsored by the Project on Balanced Growth for Maine, the Maine Office of Energy Resources, and the Maine State Planning Office. The symposium discussed the appropriateness of the relative price shift methodology for evaluating public investments in the development of energy facilities. As a participant, Professor Shipman discussed "Identifying an appropriate measure of benefits for evaluating tidal power in Cobscook Bay."

Publication Date



Business and Industry



Size of Collection

1 box

Dates of Collection

1963-1981, bulk 1975-1978

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0785

Shipman (William D.) Papers, 1963-1978

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