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Electric Choice



 

What does Electric choice mean to you as a consumer?

Since March 2000, you have the power to choose which company supplies your electricity. The delivery of your electricity will still be provided by Emera Maine.

Electric choice lets you choose the services that best meet your needs. You may shop around for electricity supply based on:

  • Price
  • Terms of contract
  • Customer service options
  • Mix of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources

What does Emera Maine provide?

You still receive delivery service from Emera Maine, as we will continue to maintain wires and poles, send you a bill, read your meter, and restore power during an outage. However, we are not in the electricity supply business (electricity generation).

As a consumer, you have the opportunity to choose your new electricity supplier by researching companies and comparing competitive prices. If a consumer selects a competitive electricity supplier, they may select only one who is licensed to do business in Maine. The PUC maintains a list of all electricity suppliers licensed to sell power in Emera Maine’s service territory.

Standard Offer Service

If you don't choose a competitive electricity supplier, you will automatically receive Standard Offer Service. You may stay with Standard Offer Service or change suppliers at any time.

Each year, the PUC will conduct a bid to select the Standard Offer price. The Standard Offer price is set by the PUC and may change annually or more often.

Renewable Energy Requirement

All competitive electricity providers, including standard offer providers, must provide no less than 30% of their total kilowatt-hour sales to customers in Maine with electricity generated from eligible renewable resources.

Please Identify Your Service Area

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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.

Because some information varies by District, please identify your District on the map above, or enter your town or zipcode. If you need information on both Districts,  switch back and forth at any time by selecting the district selector button.

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