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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|2022-00011||BG RNG T&C Conference of Counsel|
|2022-00066||Denmark Good Cause Exemption Tech Conf|
|2022-00088||BWC Pattee Pond Good Cause Exemption Tech Conf|
|2021-00039||Grid Modernization EPE Report Conference|
Recent Orders and
Cases of Notice
- #2022-00052 Commission Initiated Rulemaking Amendments to Electric T&D Utility Service Standards Chapter 320
- #2022-00043 Request for Approval of a one-time bill credit for low-income T&D Ratepayers of CMP and Versant Power
- #2022-00038 Commission Initiated Investigation of CMP Management Issues, Related Ratemaking and Performance Incentives
- #2021-00223 Inquiry into the Procurement of T&D and Energy Products Pursuant to An Act to Require Prompt and Effective Use of Renewable Energy Resources of Northern Maine
- #2021-00318 Request to Remove Management Efficiency Adjustment Pertaining to CMP
- #2021-00073 Standard Offer Supply Service RFP
- #2021-00039 Grid Modernization Case
- #2021-00035 Investigation into interconnection practices by CMP
- #2021-00034 Utility Performance Case
- #2020-00316 Versant Power Rate Case
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Worried about energy bills?
- Mainers who are at risk of losing their home due to the pandemic may now apply for assistance through the Homeowner Assistance Fund through the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection. Applicants may apply for up to $25,000 in mortgage benefits, including up to $15,000 in property tax relief and up to $10,000 in utility relief. You may start the application process at www.maine.gov/homeassist/
- Need help with your utility bills? Not sure where to start? You can access a comprehensive list of resources at www.MaineElectricHelp.com
- Maine is experiencing 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.
Retail Electricity Suppliers
- COMMISSION EXPANDS LOW INCOME ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DOUBLING ELIGIBILTY TO LOW INCOME MAINERS (5/3/2022)
- COMMISSION ACCEPTING BIDS THROUGH MAY 2 FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION PROJECTS FOR NORTHERN MAINE RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (4/20/2022)
- MAINE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION REMINDS GAS AND ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS OF RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AS WINTER DISCONNECT PROTECTION PERIOD ENDS (4/15/2022)
- MPUC TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING IN ELECTRIC UTILITY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS RULEMAKING PROCEEDING (3/24/2022)
- COMMISSION APPROVES ONE-TIME BILL CREDIT FOR 90,000 LOW-INCOME ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS (2/17/2022)