July 23, 2024

Maine Senate (ME Senate)

Roger Merchant
Maine Governor Vetoes Bill to Limit Regional Transmission Lines
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Surran, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Legislators Gear up to Reconsider Maine Generation Authority Bill
The Maine Generation Authority bill would create a state-run entity that builds renewable generation and is modeled after the Maine Turnpike Authority.
University of Maine
Maine Submits Fed Lease Application for Floating OSW Research
Maine says its small-scale offshore wind array will offer critical research opportunities and experience with floating turbine technology.
Northern Light Health
Maine Prepares Statewide Storage Pilot for Critical Services
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.
Agilitas Energy
New Maine Law Sets 400-MW Energy Storage Target for 2030
Gov. Janet Mills signed bills last week that advance energy storage, clean finance and floating offshore wind research in Maine.
In Maine’s GridMod Movement, Innovating on Flexibility Gains Traction
A growing interest in grid flexibility looks beyond demand management to accommodate and balance distributed generation and loads.

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