Title 35-A: PUBLIC UTILITIES HEADING: PL 1987, C. 141, PT. A, §6 (NEW)
Part 3: ELECTRIC POWER HEADING: PL 1987, C. 141, PT. A, §6 (NEW)
Chapter 32: ELECTRIC INDUSTRY RESTRUCTURING HEADING: PL 1997, C. 316, §3 (NEW)
§3215. Commission authority and responsibility
Without limiting the commission's authority under any other provision of law, the
A. Intervene and participate in proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the United States Department of Energy and other
federal agencies and in proceedings conducted by Canadian or other authorities or
agencies whenever the interests of competition, consumers of electricity or economic
development in this State are affected. When intervening or participating in proceedings under this paragraph, the commission
shall promote system reliability, the reduction of the cost of electricity to ratepayers
in the State and long-term sustainable resource planning; and [2011, c. 109, §1 (AMD).]
B. Monitor trends and make recommendations, as appropriate, to the Legislature, to
the Governor, to Congress or to any federal agency regarding:
(1) The safety and economic effects or potential effects of market competition on
nuclear units; and
(2) The effects or potential effects of market competition on Maine's air quality. [1997, c. 316, §3 (NEW).]
2011, c. 109, §1 (AMD)
The Legislature finds that, in order for retail competition in this State to function
effectively, the governance of any independent system operator with responsibility
for operations of the regional transmission system must be fully independent of influence
by market participants. The commission shall use all means within its authority and
resources to advocate for and promote the interests of Maine ratepayers in any proceeding
at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission involving the development, governance,
operations or conduct of an independent system operator.
1997, c. 316, §3 (NEW)
1997, c. 316, §3 (NEW).
2011, c. 109, §1 (AMD).
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