Maine Senate (ME Senate)
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.
Environmental and consumer advocates told the Maine PUC that a recently proposed rulemaking on utility performance does not satisfy current climate laws.
Stakeholders debated Maine Gov. Janet Mills’ new utility accountability bill in a public hearing before the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee.
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.
A new pilot in Maine to install up to 15 MW of energy storage at critical care facilities will focus on sophisticated energy consumers, such as large hospitals.
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.
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