Private & Special Laws

124th Legislature

Second Regular Session



Chapter 40

H.P. 388 - L.D. 543

An Act Concerning the Allocation of Power Generated by GNE, LLC

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

Sec. 1. P&SL 2001, c. 45, 2-A is enacted to read:

Sec. 2-A. Sale of electricity; municipally owned electricity provider. Electricity generated by the hydropower facilities that is not under contract to be sold to the paper production facilities in Millinocket and East Millinocket or to any other entity may be offered for sale by the owner of the hydropower facilities to any municipally owned electricity provider serving the Katahdin region, and, if that electricity is so offered, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to reach mutually agreeable terms of sale. The owner of the hydropower facilities may offer to a municipally owned electricity provider serving the Katahdin region a right of first refusal with respect to the purchase of electricity generated by the hydropower facilities. For the purposes of this section, "municipally owned electricity provider" means a municipally owned entity authorized under applicable law to buy and sell electricity.

Effective July 12, 2010

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