Maine Businesses Shut Out of Power Program

maineThe Bangor Daily News reports that businesses in Aroostook and Washington counties won’t get access to a $3 million program aimed at reducing power rates for manufacturers considered to be “energy intensive.”

The story reports that regulators decreed that that the program would only be available to the regional ISO-New England grid. McCain Foods had requested that it get funding despite being connected to the northern Maine electric grid. The head of the Governor’s Energy Office and a board member of the Efficiency Maine Trust is quoted in the story as saying that decision was a “difficult policy call.”

Emera Maine, which has 158,000 retail customers in the state, on May 31 received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to adjust transmission rates in order to more quickly react to substantial load losses.

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