December 11, 2023

Maine Public Utilities Commission (ME PUC)

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FERC Approves Agreement Resolving Versant Audit Issues
FERC approved an agreement among Versant Power, the Maine Public Utilities Commission and the Office of the Public Advocate related to improperly classified expenses that resulted in the overbilling of wholesale transmission customers.
Massachusetts OKs Sharing Cost of Maine Wind Power
Massachusetts electric distribution companies have been authorized to take on up to 40% of a two-part, $1.7 billion clean energy project in northern Maine.
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FERC Comes to Vermont and Leaves with a New England-sized Headache
Experts, analysts and lobbyists convened with FERC in Vermont to talk about the issues facing New England’s electric grid in the winter.
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State Regulators Weigh in on New England Pathways Study
Utility regulators from Maine and Massachusetts shared their thoughts on the path forward on Pathways.
Versant Power
Maine Legislature Gives Final OK on Utility Accountability Bill
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.
Advocates Want Climate Metrics in Maine Utility Performance Standards
Environmental and consumer advocates told the Maine PUC that a recently proposed rulemaking on utility performance does not satisfy current climate laws.
Roger Merchant
Overheard at ISO-NE Consumer Liaison Group: March 10, 2022
The ISO-NE Consumer Liaison Group discussed FERC Order 2222, the New England Clean Energy Connect and January's tough weather for grid conditions.
Central Maine Power
Maine Legislators Rethink Electric Utility Accountability in Bill Hearing
Stakeholders debated Maine Gov. Janet Mills’ new utility accountability bill in a public hearing before the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee.
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Report: Challenges Ahead in Maine Power-to-Fuel Pilot Search
Maine’s utilities regulator supported advancing a power-to-fuel pilot program in a recent report to the legislature.
Versant Power
Maine Governor Revisits Vetoed Plan to Replace IOUs
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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