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!

osprey nest atop power grid poles

02/06/2013 - 4:24pm

An unusual structure with a wind turbine in Denmark by University of Southern MaineWould you like to see some bold innovations and examples of a nationwide commitment to sustainable energy and resilience?

02/01/2013 - 11:36am

Marc Lausier with the first Nissan Leaf vehicle sold in MaineMarc "Gadge" Lausier of Greater Portland shares the thought process that lead to his decision to install solar panels to charge his electric vehicle:<

01/21/2013 - 11:09pm

the community wind turbine at the University of Maine at Presque IsleAt the Maine Agricultural Trade Show held in Augusta on January 8-10, 2013, Sue Jones of Community Energy Partners and Windustry gave two presentations to atte

01/10/2013 - 12:26pm

the sun sets behind giant power transmission towers courtesy of US-DOEThe US Department of Energy now offers a free, interactive online tool to help researchers, educators, and stud

11/01/2012 - 5:16pm

A CMP technician checks a smart meter at a home.The following information comes from the Maine Public Utilities Commission, to straighten out some confusion that is in the marketplace for our electricity supply.

09/19/2012 - 9:32pm

Tugboats installing an offshore wind power turbine in Statoil's hywind Project off Norway's coastThe National Wildlife Federation does not seem to be afraid that offshore wind turbines will pose a threat to wildlife in the

09/13/2012 - 5:18pm

Jeff Thaler of E2Tech moderates a senatorial candidates' debate between Angus King, Charlie Summers and Cynthia Dill in Portland, MaineOn September 13, 2012, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) hosted a debate

08/27/2012 - 9:04am

Ocean Renewable Power Company's TidGen TM Device Parts Dimensions and OutputOn July 24th, 2012, Ocean Renewable Power Company held a ceremony to dedicate and submerge the t

08/21/2012 - 12:47pm

Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) logoThe Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) will host a senatorial candidates' debate on September 13, 2012 in Portland.

07/28/2012 - 12:36pm

Perry Marine & Construction worker Bradley McLean moving one of four turbines in preparation for alignment in Eastport, Maine by Jeffrey HainsOn July 24, 2012, Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) of Portland, Maine