Maine Revised Statutes

§3403. Specific measures to support wind energy

1. Monitoring.  The commission shall monitor electricity markets and sale opportunities physically accessible to wind power installations in this State to determine whether such markets and opportunities are available for the sale of wind energy in accordance with federal and state law.
[ 2003, c. 665, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Legal action.  After consultation with the Attorney General, the commission may initiate regulatory and other legal action to protect access to markets by wind power facilities located in the State.
[ 2003, c. 665, §3 (NEW) .]
3. Certification.   The commission may certify a person as a community wind power generator if the commission determines that such a certification would support construction of a community wind power generation facility in this State and that the person will be the owner of that facility. The person must demonstrate to the commission that the construction of the community wind power generation facility would not be likely to occur absent the availability of the benefits under Title 36, section 1760, subsection 89 and Title 36, sections 2017 and 5219-CC. The commission may not certify a person as a community wind power generator with respect to a community wind power generation facility for which the person commenced the site permit application process prior to August 23, 2006.
[ 2007, c. 693, §5 (NEW); 2007, c. 693, §37 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 665, §3 (NEW). 2007, c. 693, §5 (AMD). 2007, c. 693, §37 (AFF).

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