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MPUC Schedules Public Hearing on CMP Metering Case for Wednesday January 20th in Hallowell
January 14, 2010
Public Utilities Commission
For Immediate Release
Augusta, Maine—Today the Maine Public Utilities Commission announced that a public witness hearing regarding Central Maine Power’s request for approval of their proposed advanced metering infrastructure investments has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th at 5:30pm in the Worster Room of the Commission’s offices at 101 Second Street, Hallowell.
Central Maine Power Company (CMP) has proposed the installation of advance metering infrastructure, referred to as AMI. AMI consists of sophisticated meters and related systems used to allow for automated and remote meter reading and detailed customer usage measurement and storage. The cost of CMP’s proposed project is approximately $190 million. CMP has received a grant from the US Department of Energy that will cover approximately half the cost of the project.
Interested citizens and individual interveners may present sworn or unsworn testimony; only sworn testimony will become evidence in the proceeding. The hearing will be audio-taped; a full transcription will be available from the Commission website within two weeks of the hearing.
For more information, go to the Commission website, enter the Virtual Case File and look up docket number 2007-215 for publicly available documents on this case.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission regulates electric, telephone, water and gas utilities to ensure that Maine citizens have access to safe and reliable utility service at rates that are just and reasonable for all ratepayers. Commission programs include Maine Enhanced 911 Service, Dig Safe, and Efficiency Maine.
Contact: Evelyn deFrees, 207-287-6141 email@example.com
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