Press Release

Public hearing on CMP’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) or “Smart Meter” Program

 AUGUSTA, Maine — On Wednesday, Aug. 7, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) will hold a public witness hearing to hear citizen views on Central Maine Power Co.’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) or “Smart Meter” program.

 The hearing will take place at Jewett Hall on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta. In order to accommodate as many members of the public as possible, there will be two public sessions. The first will begin at 1:30 p.m. and continue until approximately 4 p.m.; the second session will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until at least 7 p.m.

This public hearing will give the PUC an opportunity to hear the views of concerned citizens about the smart meter program.  In a public witness hearing, any citizen may participate by providing sworn or unsworn testimony; however, only sworn testimony becomes evidence in the case.  The hearing transcript will be publicly available in the case file (Docket No. 2011-00262) which may be accessed via the Commission’s Case Management System.

For more information on this case, and to access all documents filed to date, go to the Commission website ( and access the Case Management System.  Enter Docket Number 2011-00262 in the Case Lookup field to retrieve available documents.


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