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?

  • 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

  • Standard Offer electric supply rates increased 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.