Maine Public Utilities Commission
|Maine Public Utilities Commission|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||6 years|
|Authority:||Maine Revised Statutes, Title 35-A, Chapter 1, §101|
|Leadership:||Thomas L. Welch|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by the governor, subject to review by the Legislature's Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee and confirmation by the State Legislature|
|Other Maine Executive Offices|
|Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Commissioner of Education • Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner • Superintendent of Insurance • Labor Commissioner • Public Utilities Commission|
The Maine Revised Statutes address the public utilities commission in Title 35-A, Chapter 1, §101.
The purpose of this Title is to ensure that there is a regulatory system for public utilities in the State and for other entities subject to this Title that is consistent with the public interest and with other requirements of law and to provide for reasonable licensing requirements for competitive electricity providers. The basic purpose of this regulatory system as it applies to public utilities subject to service regulation under this Title is to ensure safe, reasonable and adequate service and to ensure that the rates of public utilities subject to rate regulation are just and reasonable to customers and public utilities.
They serve six year staggered terms.
The public utilities commission regulates utilities in the state of Maine and ensure that consumers have access to safe, adequate and reliable service and that rates are reasonable.
101 Second St.
Hallowell, ME 04347
18 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0018
Main Telephone No: (207) 287-3831
TTY Relay: 1(800) 437-1220
Consumer Assistance Hotline: 1 (800) 452-4699
FAX: (207) 287-1039
- Maine Public Utilities Commission, "How does the commission work?" accessed September 17, 2011
- Maine Public Utilities Commission, " Commissioners," accessed January 12, 2013
- Maine Revised Statutes "Title 35-A, Chapter 1, §101," Accessed December 19, 2012
- Office of the Maine Public Utilities Commission "About MPUC," Accessed December 19, 2012