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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04/23/2012 - 3:59pm

Maine Green Power logoAs of April 23, 2012, the Maine Public Utilities Commission and 3Degrees, a leading renewable energy provider, offer Maine Green Power, a statewide green power program.

03/23/2012 - 3:02pm

Maine has a fairly high percentage of renewably-produced electrons in the standard offers of its three major power delivery companies. Electricity Maine offers a lower-cost electricity supply, with a trade-off in supply source. 

03/20/2012 - 9:34pm

According to the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, ("E2Tech"), "Clean Tech is defined by a diverse range of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and reduce or eliminate emissions and wastes.

02/07/2012 - 5:47pm

"Focus the Nation", the country’s leading clean energy youth empowerment organization, has again selected Northern Maine Community College as a national partner to raise awareness and move the country toward clean energy solutions. NMCC joins MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as the only two schools in New England to carry the Focus the Nation banner in 2012. 

01/26/2012 - 5:29pm

Here is the full text the energy section of Governor Paul LePage's State of the State address, made on January 24, 2012:


01/19/2012 - 9:47pm

On January 11, 2012, Windependence hosted a conference entitled, "Making Financial Sense of Small and Medium Community Wind Projects: A Workshop to Help You Understand the Economics". What follows is notes and tidbits taken from the presentations there. The upshot is to remember this key phrase: Net Energy Billing.

01/09/2012 - 2:42pm

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued an order on September 30, 2011, for Maine's three major utilities companies to offer renewably-produced electric power to their residential and small commercial customers through contracts with a company called 3Degrees Group, Inc. , based in California.

12/28/2011 - 5:19pm

If you notice eyes glazing over when you talk to friends and relatives about the smart grid industry, it may be time for some basic education about it. The smart grid won't seem to be such an an elusive, overly complex concept when we utilize these resources collected by the SmartGridNews:

12/20/2011 - 6:07pm

On January 10, 2012, the Farm Energy Parters Network will host the Annual Ag Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center. Renewable energy options for farms and greenhouses will be high on the list of agenda topics at the show. 

11/07/2011 - 5:11pm

On Novmber 3, 2011 Brunswick Landing and the E2Tech Council held an event to introduce the public to the clean energy redevelopment potential at Brunswick Landing and the vision for building the Brunswick Renewable Energy Center (BREC).