Energy News for the Maine Market

Homeowners with solar panels affect your power bill. Maine’s debating whether that’s fair

By: Darren Fishell |

When homeowners with rooftop solar panels generate more electricity than they need, they can sell that excess power back to the utility company.

That has made installing solar power affordable for many Mainers. But other customers are footing part of the bill for those payments, and with solar power growing in […]

2016-07-29T15:03:48-05:00July 28th, 2016|Maine Market|

Electric Capacity Markets Are Failing the Northeast

By: Bill Bottiggi |

This week, Boston welcomes the Quadrennial Energy Review roadshow to town for a stakeholder engagement meeting.

The QER process began in January 2014 when President Obama issued a memorandum directing the administration to translate energy-related policy goals into recommended actions through 2018. Season one of the QER, which ran in 2015, […]

Maine lawmakers opt not to tinker with electricity deregulation

By: Darren Fishell |

The legislative committee handling energy policy has recommended the state leave it to regulators and the courts to decide whether affiliates of Maine electric utilities can own power generation within the state.

The Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee effectively killed LD 1513 on Thursday, voting unanimously to recommend […]

2016-03-15T11:54:55-05:00March 11th, 2016|Maine Market|

Maine Natural Gas looks to increase rates

Utility says rates would increase for 3 years, drop in 4th

By: David Charns |

Maine’s Public Utility Commission is weighing a proposal from Maine Natural Gas to raise its delivery rates more than 20 percent over three years. The average cost for residential customers would increase about 10 percent in the first year, the […]

2015-06-19T15:14:20-05:00June 19th, 2015|Maine Market|

Maine Governor Seeks to Reverse Restructuring

By: Josh Kessler |

Maine Governor Paul LePage says that restructuring has failed and wants to overhaul the state’s electricity market, according to the Bangor Daily News. He is proposing to allow transmission and distribution utilities to build and acquire generation assets, as they did prior to restructuring. Maine Public Broadcasting News reported that […]

2015-05-07T15:12:51-05:00April 22nd, 2015|Maine Market|