Maine Revised Statutes

§3217. Reports

1. Annual restructuring report.   The commission shall include in its annual report pursuant to section 120, subsection 7 a report describing the commission's activities in carrying out the requirements of this chapter and the activities relating to changes in the regulation of electric utilities in other states.
[ 2009, c. 122, §15 (AMD) .]
2. Proposed changes.  If the commission determines, after providing interested parties an opportunity to be heard, that any provision in this chapter is not in the public interest, the commission shall present a report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over utility matters stating the basis for the commission's conclusion and including draft legislation designed to modify this chapter consistent with the public interest.
[ 1997, c. 316, §3 (NEW) .]
3. Independent system operator.  The commission shall monitor events in the region pertaining to:
A. The development of an independent system operator with responsibility for transmission reliability; [1997, c. 316, §3 (NEW).]
B. The management of competitive access to the regional transmission system; and [1997, c. 316, §3 (NEW).]
C. Rights to negotiate potential contracts between sellers and buyers of electricity. [1997, c. 316, §3 (NEW).]
If the commission determines that there exists insufficient independence on the part of the independent system operator from any provider of wholesale transmission, competitive electricity provider or electric utility, or if it determines any other problem threatens regional transmission reliability, the commission shall provide a report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over utility matters with a recommendation as to what actions within the authority of the State are available to remedy this problem.
[ 1997, c. 316, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 316, §3 (NEW). 2001, c. 528, §2 (AMD). 2009, c. 122, §15 (AMD).