Don't expect your power lines to turn green from the green electrons running through them.  But the more home-grown renewable power we can feed into the grid, the less natural gas we'll be importing.

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Maine's Conversation About Green Power From the Grid

"The Grid"  is the network of power lines that transport and deliver electricity to most of our homes and businesses. We can buy the standard offer energy supply, which comes mostly from natural gas, or we can buy energy made from renewable sources. We welcome your questions and answers about green grid power and the smart grid here.  Join the conversation today and check back here often!

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10/16/2016 - 3:55pm

2030 Districts logo courtesy of 2030 Districts On October 4, 2016, Portland, Maine became the 15th North American city to launch a 2030 District plan to drastically reduce energy consumption from buildings and transportation.

09/17/2016 - 2:39pm

a smart meter in CMP territory, Maine image by Kay MannOn September 13, 2016, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) approved a Notice of Rulemaking on Chapter 313, the Customer Net Energy Billing Rule.

08/20/2016 - 3:05pm

Maine Green Power logo courtesy of the Maine Public Utilities CommissionOn June 13, 2016, 3Degrees announced a five year contract with the Maine Public Utilities Commission to continue to offer Maine Green Power to the state’s electricity users.

07/17/2016 - 8:57pm
07/17/2016 - 7:18pm

Solar panels atop the main lodge at Ocean View at Falmouth image Courtesy of Revision EnergyOn June 8, 2016, OceanView at Falmouth Retirement Community hosted an energy forum entitled, “The Right Mix: Envisioning our Energy Future,” featur

07/10/2016 - 11:41am

Maine Senator Angus King photo by Kay MannOn June 27, 2016, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce invited Senator Angus King to speak about energy-related issues as they relate to Maine businesses. Green Energy Maine was there and brings you this report.

07/09/2016 - 12:13pm

Greg Dugal President and CEO of the Maine Innkeepers Association and Maine Restaurant Association photo by Kay MannOn June 8, 2016, the Environment and Energy Technology Council (E2Tech) hosted a forum entitled, “Sustainability in Maine's Tourism Industry”.

03/20/2016 - 6:41pm

Jeff Thaler of E2Tech photo by Kay MannIn February 2015, a consortium of New England states and electric utilities issued a joint RFP to identify projects that will help New England meet its clean energy goals.

02/21/2016 - 8:26pm

Demand Response device image courtesy of US Department of Energy.On January 25, 2016, the US Supreme Court upheld the “demand response” policy and formula used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to set rates for power usage at differing times of day.

02/16/2016 - 7:28pm

solar stakeholder panel at E2Tech forum February 2016 photo by Kay MannOn February 3, 2016, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech), along with its partner group, the Northeast Clean Energy Center hosted a forum to highlight the state of solar power for Maine, including