State warns consumers about variable electric rates

By: WCSH6 | The state’s public advocate, who represents consumers in issues involving electricity and phone service, is warning people to watch out for big jumps in their electric bills. The problem is variable rate electricity plans. Most residential and small business customers use the Standard Offer electric rate. But the Public Utilities Commission says … Read more

Power on, NESCOE

By: Telegram.com | The purpose of the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) is straightforward, including, in the words of their regional cooperation statement, the advancement of “a regional energy infrastructure initiative that diversifies our energy supply portfolio while ensuring that the benefits and costs of transmission and pipeline investments are shared appropriately among … Read more

Skowhegan State Fair runs on wind energy

Two wind advocacy groups, seeking to promote the use of wind energy, donated enough electricity to run the 10-day fair. By: Rachel Ohm | The Skowhegan State Fair, which wraps up its 196th year Saturday with truck pulls and a country rock performance by the band Bad Penny, is being powered solely on wind energy … Read more