This week the Maine Legislature will vote on the bipartisan bill LD 1708 (“An Act To Create the Pine Tree Power Company, a Nonprofit Utility, To Deliver Lower Rates, Reliability and Local Control for Maine Energy Independence”). Now is the time to contact your elected representatives in the Maine Legislature and urge them to support LD 1708.

This legislation will create a lower cost, more reliable and more responsive ratepayer-owned nonprofit utility company for Maine to replace Central Maine Power and Versant. You can see an annotated version of LD 1708 here.

Here’s a timeline showing the proposed process and timeframe for creating Pine Tree Power. And here’s a chart showing how Pine Tree Power will be organized.