Actual Energy provides dynamic electricity pricing and innovative value-added services. With Actual Energy, you can optimize your energy consumption while reducing costs and carbon emissions. With our platform, you can see when and how much energy you use and how pricing at each hour is derived. Transparency informs everything we do.
Ampion connects people in Maine with community solar farms to help lower their costs and protect the environment. Community solar is one of the easiest ways to support clean energy and save money while you’re doing it!
Ampion is thrilled to pass along savings to member businesses and employees in the community, with a special offer for Community Solar. For a limited time, each qualifying residential subscriber will receive a $100 Chamber gift certificate.* In addition, Ampion will make a matching donation of $100 to the Central Maine Community Betterment Collaborative to support the Joseph B. Ezhaya Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Learn more here: https://ampion.net/mmcc_employees
*please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of the gift certificate
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As Maine’s largest generator of renewable energy, Brookfield Renewable is a proud owner and operator of 11 hydro facilities within the Kennebec watershed. Its facilities, spanning from Rockwood to Waterville, have adapted over time to meet today’s safety standards and are a key component in stabilized river flows, climate resiliency, and renewable energy generation. Communities have long thrived around these dams, serving as a vital cultural, economic, and recreational resource for the people of the Kennebec region.
By providing hundreds of seasonal recreational flows that bring anglers, rafters, and private boaters to the upper Kennebec, Brookfield’s hydro facilities are integral to the region’s tourism and recreation economy. The Harris station averages more than 40,000 recreation-goers annually. Overall, Brookfield has more than 65 recreation areas within the Kennebec region, including boat launches, campsites, angling trails, and fishing areas.
We are proudly one of the region’s top taxpayers contributing $5.6 million within the Kennebec region. Over the next five years, we plan to invest nearly $50 million in capital improvements at our Kennebec facilities that include support from many local contractors and businesses.
Categories: Heating and Fuel, Utilities
Central Maine Power
Central Maine Power (CMP)
CMP, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, serves more than 600,000 electricity customers in an 11,000 square-mile service area in central and southern Maine. Affiliated with Iberdrola SA, AVANGRID owns eight electricity, natural gas or combination utilities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York. The utilities serve 2.2 million electricity customers, 930,000 natural gas customers, and are recognized for safe, reliable energy delivery, excellent customer service, and a commitment to the community and environment.
For more information, visit avangrid.com.
For the past two decades, Hydro‑Québec has been selling clean, reliable and competitively priced electricity into wholesale markets in northeastern North America through its wholly owned subsidiary HQUS. Québec hydropower offers a double advantage to markets outside the province: reduced greenhouse gas emissions and very stable prices.
Kennebec Water District
The Kennebec Water District (KWD) was founded in 1899. KWD is a quasi-municipal corporation serving municipalities in both Kennebec County and Somerset County in Central Maine. KWD supplies its service municipalities of Waterville, Winslow, Fairfield, Benton, and Vassalboro with water for domestic, commercial, and fire protection purposes and also serves as the source of supply for the Maine Water Company in the town of Oakland.
KWD uses China Lake as its sole source of supply. It filters and treats the China Lake water in its Vassalboro filtration facility, a state-of-the-art plant placed online in August 1993.
KWD is directed by an elected board of ten trustees. The total organizational structure consists of only twenty-seven employees. Those employees are responsible for a). source water protection, b). the operation of the twelve million gallon per day filtration facility, c). the operations and maintenance of a distribution system consisting of approximately 170 miles of main, almost 9000 services and meters, hundreds of hydrants, thousands of valves, d). the upkeep of more than fifteen structures including concrete and steel storage tanks and their associated pumping stations, e). the financial, engineering, and administrative functions to support those operations.
KWD is regulated in its operations by the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) as enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Maine Drinking Water Program and in its financial dealings by the Maine Public Utilities Commission.
New England Clean Energy Connect – NECEC Transmission, LLC
NECEC Transmission LLC is a clean energy development company, currently in the permitting process to build New England’s largest hydropower project, the New England Clean Energy Connect.
Commonly referred to as the “Clean Energy Corridor,” the company has awarded more than $300 million in contracts to Maine-based Cianbro in a joint venture with Irby Construction, Sargent Electric, and Northern Clearing, Inc. (NCI) to build and upgrade transmission lines and provide land-clearing for the project. Sargent Electric and NCI have significant employee presence in Maine and are IBEW Local 104 contractors. The companies will subcontract work to other Maine-based suppliers, contractors and consultants with preference for hiring Maine workers when possible.
Before the creation of NECEC Transmission LLC, the New England Clean Energy Connect was a project of AVANGRID, Inc., part of the IBERDROLA Group. A leading, sustainable energy company with $36 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables.
NextEra Energy Resources
At NextEra Energy, we’re proud of the role we’re playing in investing in America’s energy infrastructure and in creating a more affordable clean energy future … sustainably and responsibly.
To us, being sustainable and responsible means respecting our environment, investing in customer value, sustaining and growing our communities, investing in our team and growing shareholder value.
As we continue to pursue our vision of becoming America’s clean energy leader, we do so with a commitment to ensuring we are providing benefits daily for our environment, our customers, our communities, our employees and our shareholders.
We’re pleased you’ve taken the time to learn about the NextEra Energy story, and we invite you to join us in our journey to create a more affordable clean energy future that we can all be proud of.
Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc.
Summit Natural Gas of Maine is a natural gas utility company headquartered in Yarmouth, Maine with the mission of delivering clean, safe, affordable, and reliable energy solutions to our customers every day through exceptional service and a strong commitment to our communities.
Summit began building its pipeline system in Maine in 2013 and since that time, the company has invested more than $340 million to install more than 250 miles of pipe throughout the Kennebec River Valley and in Cumberland, Yarmouth and Falmouth to bring natural gas access to thousands of families, businesses and industrial users.
As a company, Summit is committed to being a good corporate citizen by investing in communities we serve and being a good environmental steward. By increasing access to natural gas throughout its service territory in Maine, Summit has been able to convert many industrial, commercial and residential customers from dirty fuel sources like oil to clean burning natural gas, playing a critical role in reducing carbon emissions throughout the state.