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Mills lifts wind turbine moratorium

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Gov. Janet Mills Thursday signed an executive order ending a year-old moratorium on wind turbine permits.

PUC threatens sanctions if CMP fails to resolve customer service problems

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Maine Public Utilities Commission warned Central Maine Power Co. Wednesday it could face a $500,000 fine and other sanctions if the AVANGRID-owned utility did not immediately address ongoing customer...

ReVision Energy merger expands its reach in N.H. and Vermont

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ReVision Energy announced Monday it plans to merge with Energy Emporium of Enfield, N.H.

Settlement conference scheduled for CMP’s $950M transmission project

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The Maine Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a “settlement conference” for Tuesday on Central Maine Power Co.’s $950 million transmission line project through western Maine...

Report: Maine heating fuel industry contributes $440 million in earnings

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A report on the economic contribution of the state’s heating oil and propane industry released this week says that it accounts for 9,500 jobs, both directly and indirectly, and $440 million in...

Bill proposes to roll back ‘gross metering’ rule impacting residential solar users

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The Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing today on LD 91, a bill to eliminate the “gross metering” rule enacted under Gov. Paul LePage...

Saviello requests PUC amend NECEC schedule to consider alternatives

Maureen Milliken |

Former state Sen. Tom Saviello has filed a motion with the Maine Public Utilities Commission asking that it amend its schedule for ruling on Central Maine Power's New England Clean Energy Connect...

Maine Water Co. voluntarily withdraws merger-related application with PUC

James McCarthy |

Maine Water Co. voluntarily is withdrawing its application before the Maine Public Utilities Commission relating to the stalled merger transaction between its parent company, Connecticut Water...

Maine Water reassures furloughed federal employees unable to pay their water bills

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With the partial federal shutdown now in its 26th day, Maine Water Co. announced Tuesday it would maintain water service for customers who are furloughed federal employees until their paychecks start...

Warm December a factor in declining heating fuel prices

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Statewide average cash prices for No. 2 heating oil, kerosene and propane all dropped this week, according to the latest report from the Governor’s Energy Office.