Maine regulators to investigate power costs

Posted Dec. 01, 2009, at 5:13 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine regulators will investigate why some businesses who have conserved electricity are seeing higher bills for the transmission and distribution of power.

Sharon Reishus, chair of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, says the situation is inconsistent with Maine’s energy policy. She says the commission wants commercial customers to see their energy bills go down as an incentive to continue conserving energy.

The commission will ask all electric utilities for information about the extent of the problem and potential solutions they can offer.