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Maine wants to higher diversify its power sources to minimize future value spikes

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Electrical energy costs for many Maine residents will rise by about $30 a month underneath fee will increase set this week by the Maine Public Utilities Fee. The speed will increase come on prime of rising costs for heating, gasoline, meals, automobiles and lots of different client items, a lot of that are additionally briefly provide due to transportation and different provide chain issues.

After the PUC introduced the large value will increase for the upcoming yr, state officers inspired Maine residents to preserve electrical energy — via effectivity updates and weatherization, for instance — and to achieve out for help in the event that they need assistance paying their power payments.

Whereas Mainers ought to do this stuff, and extra assist is on the market this yr due to federal pandemic monetary reduction, this is chilly consolation to these who will nonetheless wrestle to pay their payments.





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