Our Power (Pine Tree Power) is a Maine ratepayer group, approved by a bipartisan Legislature to help reduce Mainers electric costs, improve services and overall transparency, and move Maine to a clean, equitable and resilient electricity future

Pine Tree Power performed several economic feasibility studies to ensure Mainers that any transition will not only be cost effective but will save ratepayers billions in the coming decades. Over several years, working with both houses of the Legislature to move this agreement ahead, Maine now has a real opportunity to permanently leave the current private, corporate for-profit system.

Central Maine Power and Versant continue to jab us with rate hikes, poor service and zero transparency. This is the reason why CMP’s residential customer service continues to be ranked last among large eastern U.S. utilities in a J.D. Power survey.

The Governor’s Energy Office and the Maine Public Utilities Commission recently held the first stakeholder and public workshop to voice opinions. At every chance CMP avoided transparency and outright stated that little will be done now to our grid to prepare for our changing climate future. No security, no transparency and certainly no economic plans moving us to a clean, resilient and equitable energy future.

Clifford Krolick

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