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Portland Press Herald Letter to the editor: Elected officials are the wrong people to run Maine’s utilities

Some politicians are promising the sky: lower rates, electric wires that never get knocked down in a storm, even broadband internet for ...

Kennebec Journal Politicization of utilities a risk to all Mainers

As a lifelong Mainer and taxpayer, I do not want to be saddled with $13.5 billion in debt because Rep. Seth Berry holds a personal grudge ...

Portland Press Herald Central Maine Power improves power reliability in Scarborough

“This substation is one of the more recent examples of CMP’s year-round work to improve power reliability across our service area,” ...

Portland Press Herald Backers of consumer-owned utility aim to thwart bid to require voters’ approval of debt

“Mainers want to know how much the check is going to be made out for before they sign,” [Willy Ritch from Maine Affordable Energy] ...

Utility Dive Puerto Rico’s grid is ‘arguably the worst in the US,’ LUMA CEO tells skeptical House committee

LUMA Energy has been operating Puerto Rico's electric grid for four months now, and the transition to a new grid operator has been marred ...

Bangor Daily News Consumer-owned utility critics want Maine voters to approve new debt topping $1B

A group opposing a consumer-owned utility effort in Maine filed on Monday to put a rival question on the ballot that would require voter ...

The Maine Wire Legislature sustains Gov. Mills’ veto of CMP takeover bill

The House voted 68-65 in favor of allowing the bill to become law despite the governor’s objections. This failed to meet the two-thirds ...

News Center Maine Mills says no to consumer-owned power company to replace CMP and Versant

“LD 1708 (was) hastily drafted and hastily amended several times In recent weeks without robust public participation, seems to be a ...

Sun Journal Mark Cayer, Jason Levesque, Michael Foley, David Rollins: Local mayors skeptical of CMP/Versant takeover legislation

If LD 1708 were to pass, this new consumer-owned utility — governed by elected officials — would be deemed a “quasi-governmental” ...

Portland Press Herald Bill to form consumer-owned utility rejected by one vote in Maine Senate

The Maine Senate on Thursday night voted down a bill to form a consumer-owned utility to buy the assets of Central Maine Power and Versant ...

Bangor Daily News Utility run by elected board would hamper Maine’s climate change work

As one of many in our state who are working to wean our economy off fossil fuels, I believe the proposal currently under consideration in ...

Portland Press Herald Former PUC Commissioners: Don’t put politicians in charge of our electric grid

As former commissioners of Maine’s Public Utilities Commission, we strongly oppose proposed legislation – LD 1708 – that would ...