April is National Safe Digging Month – Contractors and Homeowners Urged to call 811,...

As the agency charged with enforcing safe digging practices in Maine, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) is urging all those who dig to take advantage of the resources available in Maine that will help avoid costly and dangerous damage to underground utility facilities

Attorney General’s statement regarding Legislative Council approval of construction within the Capitol Area

Attorney General Janet T. Mills issued the following statement regarding the statutory requirement for the Legislative Council to approve construction of state buildings within the Capitol Area, which includes the Riverview campus and a proposed new forensic facility

Pingree says Dr. Ben Carson not qualified to serve as Secretary of Housing and...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement today on news that President-elect Trump has chosen surgeon Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Maine Chairman Discusses Infrastructure Challenges as Part of National Panel

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) announced today that Chairman Mark Vannoy recently participated as part of a nationally-recognized panel representing the state commission perspective on infrastructure challenges facing the nation.

Collins, King Welcome $4.4 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure for Boothbay Harbor and Vassalboro

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King welcomed an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it is investing $4.4 million to assist the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District and Vassalboro Sanitary District. Boothbay Harbor will receive a $450,000 Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loan and a $150,000 grant, and Vassalboro will receive a $2,113,000 Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loan and a $1,700,000 grant.

Collins, King Announce More Than $3.6 Million in Grants for Community Development

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that five Maine organizations have been awarded a total of $3,649,544 through the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program and the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program.

Collins, King Announce More Than $750,000 Federal Investment in Sanford Broadband Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the City of Sanford will receive $769,209 in grant...

Electricity Supply Prices Set for Standard Offer Service in Emera Maine – Maine Public...

In a competitive solicitation concluded today, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) set new prices for standard offer electricity supply for customers of Emera Maine – Maine Public District (Emera Maine) who receive standard offer supply service. The new prices are effective November 1, 2016

Maine Public Utilities Commission Issues Proposed Rule on Customer Net Energy Billing

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) approved a Notice of Rulemaking today on Chapter 313, the Customer Net Energy Billing Rule. The Commissioners approved issuing for comment a proposed Rule that would make several changes to Chapter 313. Under the Commission's current Rule, generation from a customer’s generating facility may be used as a kWh credit (currently energy plus transmission and distribution charges) to offset that customer’s electricity usage. The major changes to the proposed Rule beginning in January 2017 are summarized below

Westbrook company gets $875,000 solar energy grant to improve smart grid technology

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said today that Pika Energy in Westbrook is getting a $875,000 Department of Energy Grant to improve technology for managing electric grids to take advantage of solar power and other sources of clean energy

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Auction Complete

The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first market-based regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution, today announced the results of the 33rd auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances. The September 7th auction was the third auction of 2016, and generated $67.7 million. There were 14,911,315 CO2 allowances were sold at the auction at a clearing price of $4.54. Bids for allowances ranged from $2.10 to $12.65 per allowance.

Pingree says Maine clean energy company to get $5.4 million federal grant

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said today that Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) headquartered in Portland is getting a $5.35 million Department of Energy grant to finish development of the commercial design of its TidGen Power System. The new design will be tested, operated and monitored in Washington County. This DOE funded project is a critical next step in the eventual deployment of the company's proposed 5MW Maine Tidal Energy Project.

Sens. Collins, King Announce More Than $5.3 Million for Ocean Renewable Power Company in...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) will receive $5,350,000 through the Department of Energy to enhance the performance of its tidal turbine system.  ORPC was one of 10 organizations across the country to receive funding to support the development of a commercially viable marine and hydrokinetic industry

Tranzon Auction Properties auctions Foundation for Blood Research Property

Tranzon Auction Properties is pleased to announce the successful auction of the Foundation for Blood Research (“FBR”) property located in Scarborough, Maine. The auction was held on Thursday, August 10.  “Tranzon Auction Properties was introduced to the project by Greg Boulos, a partner with CBRE/The Boulos Company.” said Mike Carey, Senior VP of Tranzon Auction Properties. “After consultation with the Foundation Board and professional staff, we determined the auction methodology would serve the needs of the Foundation in its efforts to wind down their operations and sell this asset.”

Collins, King, Poliquin Announce Nearly $2 Million in Grant Funding for Infrastructure Upgrades &...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Bruce Poliquin announced that the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) is awarding $1,996,186 to upgrade infrastructure and provide job training skills that will result in economic growth across Maine.


Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces...

Paul Peck, attorney at Drummond & Drummond and real estate developer with LWS Development LLC is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.


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