Community-Based Renewable Energy

Community-Based Renewable Energy SSL Draft

Summary:

This Act directs the state public utilities commission to set up a pilot program to encourage developing community-based renewable energy facilities. The Act permits the state public utilities commission to direct investor-owned transmission and distribution utilities to enter into long-term contracts for energy, capacity resources or renewable energy credits with program participants located within the service territory of the utility. The Act enables consumer-owned transmission and distribution utilities, at the option of the utility, to enter into long-term contracts for energy, capacity resources or renewable energy credits with program participants located within the service territory of the utility. The bill contains incentives to encourage state agencies to buy electricity for state buildings from community-based renewable energy projects.

This Act also directs the state public utilities commission to create a "green power offer" to promote using electricity generated by renewable resources, including electricity supplied by community-based renewable energy projects.

Submitted as:
Maine
Public Law, Chapter 329, LD 1075

Status: Enacted into law in 2009

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