Stories about Maine Public Utilities Commission

Carlisle McLean, pictured at the State House after her confirmation to the Maine Public Utilities Commission in January

Long-term wind deals in Hancock, Somerset counties will be reconsidered

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 25, 2015, at 3:42 p.m.

Maine regulators’ new look at wind contracts fuels controversy

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 23, 2015, at 8:37 p.m.

Maine regulators asked to decide whether to charge electricity ratepayers for natural gas expansion

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 18, 2014, at 5:42 p.m.
Central Maine Power Co. workers replace a utility pole that was knocked down in South Thomaston by a vehicle April 18, 2014.

Power bills to rise for CMP customers after decision in controversial rate case

By Darren Fishell on July 31, 2014, at 6:14 p.m.

Environmental group challenges basis for New England natural gas pipeline buildout

By Darren Fishell on June 27, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Turbines on Heifer Hill that are part of the Bull Hill Wind Project put up by First Wind in Township 16.

First Wind tries again to gain Maine regulators’ approval for wind farm partnership with Emera

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2014, at 5:44 p.m.

Maine public advocate withdraws opposition to wind energy deal

By Naomi Schalit, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on May 05, 2014, at 5:29 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage vetoes bill to give lawmakers more say on $67 million tax increase for FairPoint

By Mario Moretto on April 23, 2014, at 8:47 p.m.
Paul Rudman in 2005.

LePage nominates PUC alternates to overcome stalemate in Poland Spring case

By Darren Fishell on April 22, 2014, at 5:56 p.m.
Bowdoin College is seeking to generate solar electricity with solar panels on roofs of the Farley Field House (foreground) and the Watson Arena (right).

Bowdoin College, other major Maine customers that produce their own energy balk at new Central Maine Power fee

By Beth Brogan on March 13, 2014, at 10:06 a.m.

Maine Public Service customers’ electricity prices going up

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 18, 2013, at 6:25 p.m.

Report recommends improvements at Maine Public Utilities Commission, cautions against bias

By Mario Moretto on Sept. 19, 2013, at 3:44 p.m.
VolturnUS, a wind turbine designed and built at the University of Maine, became the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine in the Americas to provide electricity to the power grid in June.

UMaine submits bid for floating wind turbine deal

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 03, 2013, at 5:04 p.m.
More than 70 people turned out for an informational session in June 2012 hosted by Statoil North America.

Maine’s involvement in global offshore wind threatened by legislative actions, say industry watchers

By Whit Richardson on July 03, 2013, at 7:08 p.m.
Rep. Kenneth Fredette, R-Newport

Legislature passes energy measure, bill to allow UMaine to compete for wind power project

By Scott Thistle on June 27, 2013, at 12:20 a.m.
The State House in Augusta.

Developers circling state plans to invest $75M in new natural gas pipeline

By Matthew Stone on June 01, 2013, at 6:17 a.m.

Despite ‘low probability’ of success, offshore wind project could be Maine’s ‘bonanza,’ PUC chairman says

By Matthew Stone on Feb. 12, 2013, at 5:47 p.m.

Divided regulators approve offshore wind energy project

By Robert Long on Jan. 24, 2013, at 12:36 p.m.

State chooses FairPoint a 3rd time for 911 upgrade days after contract thrown out, again

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 22, 2012, at 7:18 a.m.

Panel again throws out state’s $32 million award to FairPoint for 911 system upgrade

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 15, 2012, at 3:55 p.m.