Maine Energy Office Website Offers Home Heating Cost Calculator

August 24, 2012

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 24, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531
Kenneth Fletcher (207) 624-7405

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul LePage announced today a new Energy Office website (www.Maine.gov/energy). The website provides a home heating calculator as well as comprehensive information and data on energy issues, incentives, initiatives, reports, policies and costs.

The Governor's Energy Office (GEO) mission is to create effective public and private partnerships that advance Maine's energy security and economic development in an environmentally responsible manner.

The website offers an interactive Home Heating Calculator that allows consumers to estimate their average annual heating costs and presents the price impacts of various energy sources.

Director Kenneth Fletcher commented, “While it’s difficult to predict where prices will go, this is a good time for consumers to examine their needs regarding their expected heating finances and consumption for the upcoming winter.”

The Energy Office conducts a weekly survey of heating fuel prices beginning in October through mid-March. During the rest of the year as resources allow, the GEO releases a monthly update. These prices are updated for consumers in an easy-to-read table displayed on the GEO website.

“This website has been established to help inform Maine citizens. When clear, up-to-date information is easily accessible, it allows consumers to make better decisions that save them time and money,” stated Deputy Director Michael Barden.

The new website was created by the Governor’s Energy Office in partnership with the state’s e-government portal provider, InforME. Learn more about Maine.gov online services through RSS Feeds, Twitter and Facebook.