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Electricity Maine is a Maine-owned Competitive Electricity Supply company licensed to sell electricity directly to homes and businesses served by CMP and Emera Maine utilities. We are part of the Provider Power family of companies which includes:
Electricity Maine has SAVED RESIDENTS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS while also doing business locally, purchasing power through the New England Power Pool, and supporting nearly 50 Maine non-profits through the Power to Help Fund.
Our mission is to educate consumers that their energy choices matter.
Co-Founders, Kevin Dean & Emile Clavet
Electricity Maine is a Competitive ELECTRICITY Supplier
Your utility (CMP or Emera Maine) owns and maintains the power lines that deliver your electricity. They charge you a fee to deliver power across their lines and also manage the billing for all of your electric services.
The electricity itself is generated and supplied by third-parties. The Maine PUC chooses a default supplier called the Standard Offer, but thanks to deregulation you can choose your own supplier.
Just like now you’ll receive one bill from your utility (CMP or Emera Maine). The supply line on your bill will change from Standard Offer to Electricity Maine, and that’s it. There is no interruption of service, ever!
Locking in your electricity rate is a lot like locking in your home heating oil price for the year.
The energy industry is volatile, wholesale energy rates can fluctuate. Our experts forecast demand and we set fixed prices that protect our customers from drastic price changes.
Our terms are designed to protect customers, not milk them for money.
We never offer artificially low introductory rates to lure in customers, then change them to high variable rates after a short introductory term. We believe that protecting our customers is the best strategy for success.
We’re a Maine company creating local jobs with good wages and benefits.
In addition to donating thousands of dollars to nearly 100 non-profit organizations throughout Maine and northern New England, our Power to Help program gives residents monthly energy savings tips to help them save money.
Just like you, we don’t like it when people call our house or knock on our door trying to sell us something.
Electricity Maine does not engage in door-to-door or telephone solicitation. Some Competitive Electricity Suppliers do use these methods however, resulting in a variety of consumer complaints about false energy saving offers. If you or someone you know have concerns, we encourage you to contact the Maine Office of the Public Advocate.
As a Maine owned company, Electricity Maine shares in the responsibility to build community.
In addition to financial support, Electricity Maine also provides other resources to help non-profits be successful, including technical expertise in areas such as marketing and IT, as well as volunteers for a variety of activities.
Maine deregulated its energy market in 1999, allowing companies like Electricity Maine to buy power in the wholesale electricity market. Each year, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) holds a bid to determine who will provide the Standard Offer supply rate in the CMP and Emera Maine territories. Electricity Maine offers alternatives to the Standard Offer through our competitive rates for the power supply portion of your electricity bill.
After completing your enrollment with Electricity Maine, service commencement may vary depending on your utility’s enrollment requirements and your specific meter reading schedule. The good news is because you pay for your power after it has been used, you will be experiencing our competitive rate even before you see “Electricity Maine” on your bill.
You will still receive ONE bill from CMP or Emera Maine. The only difference will be that “Electricity Maine” will show up in place of “Standard Offer Service” on the supply section of your bill. In the case that your account becomes delinquent, you may be contacted directly by Electricity Maine to discuss payment options.
No. When you choose Electricity Maine as your electricity supplier, you will remain a customer of CMP or Emera Maine. We work directly with your utility – we supply the electricity, they deliver it to your home or business.
You continue to call CMP or BHE if your power goes out or you have any other service issues.
For CMP: 1-800-696-1000
For BHE: 1-800-440-1111
No. Rest assured that the switch is seamless and you will continue to receive the same reliable service from CMP and BHE. They will continue to deliver your electricity and restore power during outages as normal.
Yes. If you have one of these arrangements with CMP or Emera Maine, you may still enroll with Electricity Maine and it will not interfere with this arrangement. Please contact us at 1-866-573-2674 for more information and to enroll.
You may have noticed that there are two charges on your electric bill. One is for “Electricity Delivery” and the other is for “Electricity Supply”. These two charges make up the total due on your bill. CMP and BHE are responsible for the Delivery charges on your bill. Delivery charges cover the cost of maintaining lines and meters, responding to outages and overseeing your account. The Supply charges are the cost of acquiring the actual electricity flowing into your home.
Yes, you do need to accept our Terms & Conditions. If you are enrolling online you will be asked to check a box that states you agree to these terms. If you are enrolling by telephone the customer service representative will answer any questions you may have before you enroll and agree to our terms. We recommend that all customers who wish to enroll with Electricity Maine read our Terms & Conditions prior to enrolling.
When you enroll with Electricity Maine, your rate is good through the end of the term connected to the rate you have chosen, and will not vary from month to month.
If you move you will communicate your account change to CMP or BHE and please request a “Seamless Move”. This will ensure you continue with Electricity Maine as your supplier at your new location. In this case, no further action is required by you.
If you are unable to request the “Seamless Move” you will need to contact Electricity Maine to re-enroll your new active account.
Please contact Electricity Maine if you should experience any difficulties with this and we will be happy to help you work this out with the utility (CMP/BHE).
Yes, in order to complete an online application an email is required. If you do not have an email please call Electricity Maine to complete your enrollment. We use email as our primary means of communication with our customers. Our customers will receive an email notification from us once enrolled and regarding any changes to our Terms & Conditions as required by the Maine PUC. We do not give out or sell our customers’ email addresses.
Electricity generators such as wind, hydro and biomass plants provide electricity to the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL). Electricity Maine purchases electricity through the NEPOOL. For more details on where we get your power, you may go to http://www.nepoolgis.com/
If your account is subject to Net Metering, it requires an additional contract to be signed with Electricity Maine to cover specific arrangement for payment for power purchased in excess of historical account usages at time of enrollment. In addition to these terms, an ACH agreement for automatic drafting of these amounts will be required. This additional agreement must be signed prior to enrollment of your account. Failure to sign this agreement may result in your account’s immediate return to Standard Offer. Please call Electricity Maine at 866-573-2674 to discuss these arrangements.
Our products always meet or exceed Maine’s Renewable Portfolios Standard (RPS). Please click here to view the fact sheet for our current Disclosure Label with our projected power source mix. We will continue to strive for innovative solutions to offer our customers ways to make a positive impact on our environment.
Electricity Maine will send out a notification to customers 30-60 days in advance of any rate changes. This will be provided as required by the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Additionally, this information will be posted on our website per the Terms & Conditions.
By choosing Electricity Maine you are helping support a Maine based business and creating Maine jobs by keeping your money local. Currently if your electricity supply is Standard Offer Service, your payments are forwarded to an out of state company. Electricity Maine is competing with the Standard Offer by providing competitive fixed rates for CMP and BHE customers on the electricity supply portion of your bill.
It is our goal to always offer rates that are competitive to the Standard Offer rates. We purchase this power on your behalf in advance of your consumption.
Yes, if you are a small non-residential account (SGS) and are paying at a rate higher than 7.98 cents per kWh on the supply portion of your power bill, our program can offer you competitive rates. Please call us at 1-866-573-2674 if you would like some assistance determining what your current rate is. If you are a medium or large non-residential account (MGS or LGS) we may be able to offer you savings as well. In order to determine your potential savings, we will need to review your bill so we can determine if the programs we currently offer fit your needs. Please call us or email us if you would like to schedule a time to review your account.
It is a new tariff that ISO-New England (your electricity grid operator) charges competitive and utility electricity suppliers during the winter to ensure that our grid has enough power during peak demand times when the grid must seek alternative generation sources for electricity besides natural gas. While other retailers may pass this charge through to their customers, it is always included in our electricity supply rates.
Contact Electricity Maine by Mail, email or phone
Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm
Local: (207) 333-3610
Fax: (855) 558-8480
306 Rodman Road
Auburn, ME 04210
PO Box 1150
Auburn, ME 04211-1150
Katy Sperl(207) 777-4700 x.227