February 18, 2020
AUGUSTA – Local legislators will host a public forum in Kittery to discuss a proposal before the Legislature to create a consumer owned utility in Maine. The event will be hosted by Reps. Michele Meyer, D-Eliot, Tiffany Roberts, D-South Berwick, and Deane Rykerson, D-Kittery, as well as Assistant Majority Leader Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford. The forum will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road in Kittery.
The event will also feature Rep. Seth Berry, D-Bowdoinham, who serves as the House Chair of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. He will share his proposal to establish a Maine Power Delivery Authority. “Maine Power” would replace Central Maine Power Company and Emera Maine, instead operating much like Maines existing consumer-owned utilities such as Kennebunk Light and Power, Madison Electric Works, or Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative.
Like Maines existing consumer-owned utilities, Maine Power would not use tax dollars, but would be financed by utility rates.
The Legislature is likely to vote on Berrys proposal in March of 2020, making this the right time to learn more and share your thoughts with your legislators and the Governor, as well as others.
For additional information, please contact Rep. Tiffany Roberts by calling (207) 210-3287 or emailing Rep. Roberts.
- WHAT: Maine Power for Maine People event
- WHO: Reps. Seth Berry, Michele Meyer, Tiffany Roberts, and Deane Rykerson, D-Kittery, as well as Assistant Majority Leader Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford.
- WHEN: 2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23
- WHERE: Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery, Maine
Katie Walsh [Berry, Fecteau, Meyer, Roberts, Rykerson], 287-1436, c .776-2122