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The Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) remains open and is here to serve. We are working with the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC), other state and federal agencies, and stakeholders to meet immediate needs and answer questions in light of potential impacts related to COVID-19.
There is currently not an immediate concern with energy availability in Maine and the GEO continues to be in regular contact with electric and gas utilities, generators, and the delivered fuel industry representatives. Each respective industry has been implementing contingency and safety measures to ensure their customers continue to receive reliable service and that their workforce and customers are protected.
The GEO is working with emergency management, regulators, and the energy industry to ensure Maine residents and businesses are able to keep the lights on and heat their homes. Maine people should alert their utilities or providers of outages, and/or their appropriate regulators of any issues – and please continue to check on their neighbors, while practicing social distancing guidelines, especially those most vulnerable.
Electricity or Gas Utility Issues: Contact the Maine PUC Consumer Assistance Division; Online Email-Contact Form or Phone: 800-452-4699
Please continue to check the PUC website for latest information and announcements, including those related to upcoming filings, as well as to participate in any requests for comments.
March 16, 2020: EMERGENCY MORATORIUM ON UTILITY DISCONNECTION ACTIVITIES
In light of public health concerns arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the Civil State of Emergency declared by the Governor, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission), through its Director of the Consumer Assistance and Safety Division, has directed that all electric transmission and distribution utilities, natural gas utilities, water utilities, and telephone Providers of Last Resort (POLR) service not engage in any disconnection activity until further notice. This includes the issuance of disconnection notices and actual service disconnections for all classes of customers.
For more information visit the PUC website
Contact the Maine PUC Consumer Assistance Division
Online Email-Contact Form or Phone: 800-452-4699