Energy Efficiency Targets (Maine)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Maine
Name Energy Efficiency Targets
Incentive Type Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
Applicable Sector Utility
Eligible Technologies Unspecified technologies
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Electric Peak Demand Reduction 100 MW reduction by 2020
Electric Sales Reduction 30% reduction by 2020
Natural Gas Sales Reduction 30% by 2020
Rate Impact Parameters Yes

Date added to DSIRE 2011-04-06
Last DSIRE Review 2012-09-06
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


In June 2009, Maine enacted the Act Regarding Maine's Energy Future, which established the Efficiency Maine Trust. As a part of this Act, the Trust is responsible for creating a plan to reach the following energy efficiency targets:

  • 100 MW reduction in peak-load electricity consumption by 2020
  • 30% reduction in electricity and natural gas consumption
  • 20% reduction in heating fuel consumption
  • Weatherization of 100% of homes and 50% of businesses by 2030
  • Capturing all cost-effective efficiency resources available for utility customers

In pursuance of these goals, the Trust must develop triennial plans describing a three-year plan, programs, and implementation strategies for reaching these goals, as well as other energy efficiency and renewable energy goals. The triennial plans must be approved by the Maine Public Utilities Commission, and will be reanalyzed annually through Docket 2010-116. The first triennial plan was approved by the Commission in July 2010, and will expire in June 2013. The overall goals and the programs are directed at consumers rather than utilities. Reviews to the plan were approved in February 2011, and again in January 2012. The plan includes a goal of saving more than 3.3 trillion BTUs of energy annually by Fiscal Year 2013. Efficiency Maine has made the draft fiscal year 2014-2016 triennial plan available. Efficiency Maine also publishes an annual report on its activities; Fiscal Year 2011 Efficiency Maine Annual Report was published in December 2011.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Questions
Department Efficiency Maine

Phone (866) 376-2463
Fax (207) 287-1039

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 35-A MRSA §10104 et seq.
Date Effective 2010-07-01
Date Enacted 2009-06-12

Authority 2: MPUC Docket No. 2010-116
Date Enacted 2010-07-19

Authority 3: Efficiency Maine Trust 2011-2013 Triennial Plan
Date Effective 2010-07-01
Date Enacted 2010-06-24
Expiration Date 2013-06-20
Authority 4: Docket No. 2010-116
Date Enacted 2011-02-02

Authority 5: Docket No. 2010-116
Date Enacted 2012-01-31

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"