Maine House of Representatives (ME House)
Gov. Janet Mills vetoed a bill that she says would create barriers to development of transmission lines and hinder efforts to reach regional climate goals.
Legislators sent a bill to Gov. Janet Mills that would allow for up to a $1 million fine per year for utilities that fail to meet new service standards.
A new bill from Gov. Janet Mills would set performance standards for the state’s electric utilities, with fees and possible divestiture for non-compliance.
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The Maine Generation Authority bill would create a state-run entity that builds renewable generation and is modeled after the Maine Turnpike Authority.
Maine says its small-scale offshore wind array will offer critical research opportunities and experience with floating turbine technology.
Gov. Janet Mills signed bills last week that advance energy storage, clean finance and floating offshore wind research in Maine.
A growing interest in grid flexibility looks beyond demand management to accommodate and balance distributed generation and loads.
A bill to replace Maine’s two IOUs with consumer-owned Pine Tree Power passed the House and Senate, but Gov. Mills is not fully behind it.
A bill that proposes replacing Maine’s biggest utilities with a consumer-owned nonprofit should go to the House for an initial vote next week.
The Maine PUC says a bill that would replace the state's two IOUs with a consumer-owned utility could frustrate grid modernization goals.
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