Maine Revised Statutes

§3210-E. Electric utility and conservation benefits

(CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)
(WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE UNTIL 12/31/28)
(WHOLE SECTION TEXT REPEALED 12/31/28)
1. Discount rates.  Transmission and distribution utilities may offer discounted rates to qualified Pine Tree Development Zone businesses established under Title 30-A. If a transmission and distribution utility requires approval prior to offering any such rate, the transmission and distribution utility shall apply to the commission in accordance with applicable provisions of this Title, and the commission may approve the rate if it finds it to be in accord with applicable requirements of this Title, except that the commission may take into account the overall benefits to ratepayers resulting from state efforts to promote economic development within Pine Tree Development Zones.
[ 2009, c. 627, §5 (NEW); 2009, c. 627, §12 (AFF) .]
2. Line extensions.  When approving or authorizing line extension terms and conditions for qualified Pine Tree Development Zone businesses established under Title 30-A, the commission may take into account the overall benefits to ratepayers resulting from state efforts to promote economic development within Pine Tree Development Zones established pursuant to Title 30-A.
[ 2009, c. 627, §5 (NEW); 2009, c. 627, §12 (AFF) .]
3. Conservation programs. 
[ 2009, c. 627, §5 (NEW); 2009, c. 627, §12 (AFF); MRSA T. 35-A, §3210-E, sub-§3 (RP) .]
4. Conservation programs.  Beginning July 1, 2010, in designing and implementing conservation programs pursuant to section 10110, the Efficiency Maine Trust may make available to qualified Pine Tree Development Zone businesses established under Title 30-A special programs of enhanced value to aid state efforts to promote economic development within Pine Tree Development Zones. A program made available pursuant to this subsection must be cost-effective as defined by the Efficiency Maine Trust by rule or order pursuant to section 10110.
[ 2009, c. 627, §5 (NEW); 2009, c. 627, §12 (AFF) .]
5. Electricity sales.  Notwithstanding section 3210, the sale of electricity by a competitive electricity provider to a qualified Pine Tree Development Zone business established under Title 30-A is exempt from the requirements of that section unless the qualified Pine Tree Development Zone business requests the commission to waive the exemption for the sale of electricity to that Pine Tree Development Zone business.
The commission may adopt routine technical rules, as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A, to implement this subsection.
[ 2011, c. 413, §4 (AMD) .]
6. Repeal.  This section is repealed December 31, 2028.
[ 2009, c. 627, §5 (NEW); 2009, c. 627, §12 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2009, c. 627, §5 (NEW). 2009, c. 627, §12 (AFF). 2011, c. 413, §4 (AMD).