Mandatory Utility Green Power Option (Maine)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Maine
Name Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Incentive Type Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Applicable Sector Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utility, Utility
Eligible Technologies Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Municipal Solid Waste, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2009-09-15
Last DSIRE Review 2012-09-22
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Legislation enacted in 2009 directed the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to develop a program offering green power as an option to residential and small commercial customers in the state. The PUC issued rules in October 2010 and issued an RFP. The PUC selected a company, 3 Degrees, to manage the statewide green power program for Maine's transmission and distribution territories. The program includes community-based renewable energy projects (to the extent possible). The green power program launched in April 2012.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Christine Cook
Department Maine Public Utilities Commission
Address State House Station 18
Place Augusta, Maine
Zip/Postal Code 04333
Phone (207) 287-1392


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

Authority 1: 35-A M.R.S. §3212-A
Date Effective 2009-09-12
Date Enacted 2009-06-09
Expiration Date 2015-12-31
Authority 2: CMR 65-407-326
Date Effective 2010-10-15
Date Enacted 2010-10-15

Authority 3: Order Selecting Green Power Supplier
Date Enacted 2012-02-09

  • 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)"