Maine LD 558: An Act To Amend the Community-based Renewable Energy Project Laws for Purposes of the Mayo Mill Project

LD 558 (subjects: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY , RENEWABLE RESOURCES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=558&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Norman Higgins of Dover-Foxcroft: (R – District 120) — e-mail | Facebook

2 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/26/2015 House Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/26/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Woodsome of York, REFERRED to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, in concurrence.
5/20/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Amend the Community-based Renewable Energy Project Laws for Purposes of the Mayo Mill Project

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA 3603, sub- 2, B and D, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 329, Pt. A, 4, are amended to read:

B. The total installed generating capacity of all program participants combined may not exceed 50 60 megawatts.
D. Of the 50-megawatt 60-megawatt limit on total generating capacity under paragraph B, 10 megawatts must be reserved at the outset of the program for program participants that:

(1) Have an installed generating capacity of less than 100 kilowatts; or

(2) Are located in the service territory of a consumer-owned transmission and distribution utility.

The commission may modify the amount of generating capacity reserved under this paragraph based on program experience.

summary

Under the community-based renewable energy pilot program, administered by the Public Utilities Commission, the total installed generating capacity of all program participants may not exceed 50 megawatts. That limit has been reached.

This bill increases the maximum generating capacity to 60 megawatts, which will allow other projects, including the Mayo Mill project in Dover-Foxcroft, to participate in the program.

Patterns of Support

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