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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Upcoming Deliberative Sessions
Date Meeting Details Time
12/7/2021 Deliberations 11:30 AM
12/14/2021 Deliberations 10:00 AM
Events in the Next 2 Weeks
Date Event Summary
12/10/2021 2021-00360 NEB Ratemaking
12/13/2021 2021-00354 Unitel Reorganization
12/14/2021 2021-00346 SRE Rumford Good Cause Exemption
12/15/2021 2011-00138 CMP NTA Technical Conference
12/16/2021 2021-00257 Maine Energy Technical/Case Conference
12/16/2021 2021-00363 ISM Solar Good Cause Exemption
12/17/2021 2021-00289 MWC B&S Technical Conference
12/17/2021 2021-00342 DG Maine (West River Solar) Good Cause Exemption

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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.