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Maine Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)


Maine Statute (M.R.S. 35-A §3210) requires 30% of Maine load be satisfied by existing renewable electricity generation (Class II) and 10% of Maine load in 2017 and beyond be satisfied by new renewable resources (Class I). Chapter 311 of the Commission rules implements the RPS.



RPS Resource Certification


Class II resources self-certify as participants in the NEPOOL GIS REC tracking system. 

Class I resources require certification by the Maine PUC.





Annual RPS Reports


35-A M.R.S. §3210(3-A) requires the Commission to provide an annual report to the Legislature on Maine’s RPS.