Welcome to the Maine Public Utilities Commission website

Our core function is to ensure that Maine citizens have access to safe and reliable utility services at rates that are just and reasonable for customers and public utilities, while also helping achieve reductions in state greenhouse gas emissions. We strive to keep you informed of important proceedings, decisions and events that will impact your electric, gas, telephone and water service and rates.

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Important Announcements

Worried about energy bills?

  • Maine is expected to see increased heating and electricity costs this winter due to global energy market trends. The Governor’s Energy Office recently released a list of tips and resources to help keep Mainers warm this winter https://www.maine.gov/energy/winter-heating-resources.  
  • The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps qualified homeowners and renters pay for heating costs. Benefits include help paying for fuel and emergency fuel delivery.  For more information visit https://www.mainehousing.org/.
  • Having difficulty paying rent or utilities? You may benefit from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  Applicants must meet certain income guidelines and must have experienced reduced income or other financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Applications are available online at mainehousing.org/covidrent or by calling MaineHousing at 1-800-452-4668. 
  • Need of assistance with your utility bills? Please review this list of available programs:  Low Income Assistance Programs Available 

Retail Electricity Suppliers

  • Standard Offer electric supply rates will increase as of January 1, 2022.  If you would like to explore options for retail electricity supply, please review the supplier list.  For more information on retail electricity supply please visit the Maine Office of the Public Advocate webpage.