Maine Public Utilities Commission
Website: http://www.maine.gov/mpuc/, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT: Nicole Clegg, 207-287-8519, 207-310-0123 (cell) Nicole.Clegg@maine.gov
May 30, 2007
Voluntary Renewable Resources Funding Available
PUC announces grants of $50,000 for community projects using renewable energy technology
“The Voluntary Renewable Resources Fund is an
innovative approach to providing power, creating jobs and protecting the
environment as it allows all electricity consumers the opportunity, personally,
to support the expansion of a clean energy market in our state,” remarked Kurt
Adams, Chairman of the PUC. “
The Voluntary Renewable Resources Fund awarded a grant to the Chewonki Foundation of Wiscasset and the Hydrogen Energy Center of Portland for the construction of a hydrogen fuel cell demonstration system, which promotes the use of hydrogen as a storage medium for renewable energy resources in 2003. Applications for this grant cycle are due August 30, 2007 and award recipients will be announced October 1, 2007.
For more information on the Voluntary Renewable Resource Fund, contact Shirley Bartlett of the PUC at 287-3318 or Shirley.email@example.com or visit the PUC’s website for a copy of the request for proposals at: http://www.maine.gov/msep/news.php#83.
The Public Utilities Commission is committed to ensuring that consumers have access to safe and reliable service for public utilities and that the rates for these utilities are just and reasonable. PUC programs include Maine Enhanced 911 Service, Dig Safe, and Efficiency Maine.
To arrange an interview with Chairman Adams, Commissioner Reishus, or Commissioner Vendean Vafiades, please contact Nicole Clegg at 207.287.8519 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.