LD 1504 LR 2474(01)
An Act To Require That Expedited Wind Energy Development Projects Provide a Tangible Benefit to Maine Ratepayers in the Form of Discounts to Future Electric Rates
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Mills of Somerset
Committee: Utilities and Energy
Fiscal Note Required: No
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Minor cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill requires proposers of expedited wind energy development projects to show the siting authority a tangible benefit to Maine taxpayers in the form of reduced long-term electric rates.  With this factual burden on the proposers of such projects any minor enforcement costs to the Public Utilities Commission can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.