Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 108

H.P. 580 - L.D. 844

An Act To Reduce Costs for Customers of Northern Maine Consumer-owned Utilities

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA 3207, sub-1-A is enacted to read:

1-A. Consumer-owned utilities in the northern Maine independent system administrator's area. Notwithstanding subsection 1, a consumer-owned transmission and distribution utility with service territory within an area administered as of January 1, 2009 by the independent system administrator for northern Maine or any successor of the independent system administrator for northern Maine:
A. May sell retail generation service only within its service territory and is authorized to purchase electric power and energy at wholesale, as long as the consumer-owned transmission and distribution utility complies with the requirements of section 3203, subsection 3 and section 3210, subsection 3, and to purchase such transmission and related services as may be required to effect the delivery of such power and energy to its service territory; and
B. May sell wholesale generation service in excess of its retail generation service as part of providing retail service in accordance with paragraph A.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333