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Public Witness Hearings on Emera Maine's Proposal to be Acquired by ENMAX Corporation in Orono and Presque Isle on Monday, October 21

October 4, 2019

Hallowell, Maine - October 3, 2019 The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) announced today that it will hold public witness hearings on Monday, October 21st to hear from members of the public concerning the proposal by Emera Maine to be acquired by ENMAX Corporation. The public may comment on any aspect of this proposed acquisition.

"Public input regarding this proposed acquisition is critical to the Commission's decision-making process" said Chairman Philip L. Bartlett. Maine law requires that net benefits accrue to the people of Maine for an acquisition like this to be approved. The Commission will carefully review all aspects of this proposal before any decision is made.

A Commissioner will be in attendance at each location as will Commission staff and a transcriptionist. In a public witness hearing, any member of the public may participate by providing sworn testimony or they may present argument without being sworn; however, only sworn testimony becomes evidence in the case. Transcripts of the hearings will be publicly available in each case file (Docket No. 2019-00097) which may be accessed via the Commissions Case Management System.

The hearings will start at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations. The Universitys videoconferencing will initiate at the Orono campus location and will stream to include the Presque Isle campus location. A detailed map of each hearing location can be found below at the campus map link.

University of Maine Orono, Wells Conference Center, Room 3, 131 Munson Road, Orono

University of Maine Presque Isle, MMG Center (located in Kelley Commons), 181 Main Street, Presque Isle


About the Commission The Maine Public Utilities Commission regulates electric, telephone, water and gas utilities to ensure that Maine citizens have access to safe and reliable utility service at rates that are just and reasonable for all ratepayers. Commission programs include Maine Enhanced 911 Service, and Dig Safe. Philip L. Bartlett serves as Chairman, Bruce Williamson and Randall Davis serve as Commissioners.

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Press Contact Name: Harry Lanphear, Administrative Director Phone: (207) 287-3831 Email:

Download the file (Campus Maps)