Resources for Consumers

Frequently Asked Questions

I got a flyer/call/email from a company that is telling me I can get a discount on my electric bill.  What is this?
In 2019, the Maine Legislature passed legislation to encourage the development of solar and other small renewable energy projects in the State. As a result, Maine has programs available that provide opportunities for both residential and non-residential customers to participate in these projects, including ones that allow customers to share the costs and benefits of small solar or other types of renewable energy, sometimes referred to as “Community” projects. Under this program, participating customers receive kilowatt-hour (kWh) credits on their electric utility bill that reduce the amount of the payment owed to the utility, to the standard offer service provider, or, if applicable, to the customer’s competitive electricity provider.

Is this Company legitimate?
You can verify a company’s registration information here:

Further questions?  Call Consumer Assistance and Safety Division:  (207) 287-3831

For Project Sponsors, Developers and Marketers, please click here.