Initiatives

The Governor's Energy Office seeks to achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency in the State of Maine; provide resources to invest in renewable and clean energy projects; support investment in improving transportation and fuel efficiencies; reduce electricity prices and overall energy costs to Maine consumers; and make available the financial, regulatory and policy support to upgrade electricity and natural gas services, transmission systems and infrastructures. We are constantly seeking opportunities with our state, regional, federal, and private-sector partners to integrate energy, environmental and economic policies into a cohesive and sustainable energy strategy.

Major Stakeholders and Partnerships

The GEO is a member of various associations and boards of directors, works with a range of federal, state and regional groups and represents the Governor and State of Maine with several organizations.

  • National Association of State Energy Officers
  • Alliance to Save Energy
  • Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council
  • ISO New England
  • New England Governors' Conference (NEGC) Northeast International
  • Committee on Energy (NICE)
  • Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition
  • Efficiency Maine Trust
  • Interagency Review Panel
  • E2Tech

The GEO collaborates frequently with other State Government branches and agencies, primarily:

  • The Office of the Governor
  • Maine Legislature
  • Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee
  • Environment and Natural Resources Committee
  • Senate and House Leadership
  • Office of Policy and Legal Analysis
  • Individual Members
  • Office of Economic and Community Development
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Office of the Public Advocate
  • Maine Public Utilities Commission
  • Department of Conservation
  • Department of Administrative and Financial Services
  • State Planning Office
  • Bureau of General Services
  • Department of Transportation
  • Land Use Regulation Commission
  • Maine Emergency Management Agency
  • Maine Forest Service
  • Finance Authority of Maine

Key stakeholder partners, contacts and constituencies include, but are not limited to energy and environmental associations and companies; energy generators; transmission and distribution companies; non-profit organizations; chambers of commerce; law firms; universities and community colleges; municipalities; and Maine residents.

The GEO works closely with and provides advice and advocacy to senior federal officials, including from:

  • Maine Congressional Delegation and their staff
  • U.S. Senate and House Committees
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture

The GEO is a point of contact with the Eastern Canadian Premiers' (ECP) and Eastern Canadian companies to explore acquiring capacity and energy and reduce electricity costs for Maine consumers.