The Pine Tree State
Maine Electric Choice: Yes. Consumers in Maine may choose their electric supplier. Qualified buyers have the opportunity to reduce bills and fix overhead costs. Customers who choose an alternate supplier still receive a bill from the local distribution company ( LDC ) and may select from consolidated or dual billing packages .
Maine Gas Choice: YES. Natural gas is deregulated in Maine for commercial and industrial consumers. Qualified buyers have the opportunity to reduce bills and fix overhead costs by choosing a third-party supplier.
Deregulated Gas Year Electric Year
Maine Yes* 1998 Yes 2000 *Natural Gas Choice underwent more of a ‘restructuring’ process. It is only available to Industrial and Commercial consumers.
Maine Population: 1,344,212 People/ Land Mile: 43.6
Square Miles: 35,380 Land Miles: 30,843 Water Miles: 4,537
Electric Retail Average: 9.6 cents/kWh (Ave)
Maine Power Mix
U.S. Commodity Sources 2019:
• Natural gas: 15.9%
• Coal: 0.8%
• Hydro: 30.8%
• Solar PV: 0.1%
• Wind: 23.8%
• Biomass: 28.3%
2013 U.S. Commodity Sources:
• Natural gas: 34.5%
• Hydro: 29%
• Coal: 0.5%
• Other Renewables: 32%