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Pine Tree Zone Electrical Rate


To support economic development efforts in Maine, specifically those associated with the Maine Pine Tree Zone program, Emera Maine has established a special rate for qualified businesses in Pine Tree economic development zones. The Pine Tree Zone Credit ('PTZC') tariff is available to those customers who demonstrate that Maine's Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has certified it as a qualified Pine Tree Development Zone business. The Pine Tree Zone Credit tariff was approved by the Maine Public Utilities Commission effective January 1, 2009. Please click here for the application form for the program.

The key points for both customers and economic development professionals are:

  • The business must be located in a Pine Tree Zone and certified by the DECD as Pine Tree Zone qualified
  • The business must be new or if existing, must increase electrical load by at least 10%.
  • The business must request the rate from Emera Maine in writing accompanied by a copy of its Pine Tree Zone Certificate of Qualification from the DECD.
  • This Pine Tree Zone Credit gives qualified businesses served by Emera Maine's Bangor Hydro District applicable discounts of (40%), (30%), (20%), and (10%), respectively in years 1 through 4 until the sunset date of December 31, 2014.

Please feel free to contact Gina LeBlanc-Eggert at 207-760-2458 with any questions concerning Emera Maine’s Pine Tree Zone electrical rate program or to request this rate.

Pine Tree Zone Credit ('PTZC') tariff
Pine Tree Zone Credit Application

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Emera Maine provides electric delivery service to two areas – the Bangor Hydro District and the Maine Public District.

  • The Bangor Hydro District includes Hancock, Piscataquis and Washington Counties and most of Penobscot County.
  • The Maine Public District serves Aroostook County and a small piece of Penobscot County.

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