The Fab Four
Fortnightly Magazine - January 2019
Most people think of December as holiday time. PUF staff, being close to D.C., thinks conferences.
Eleven interviews with Maine commissioners and staff.
"We complete almost 400 cases a year with just three commissioners and 60 staff."
If I could point a very powerful magic wand, it would help the State of Maine come to grips with renewable energy and how it is integrated into our lives.
"I’d like to see a thoughtful integration of renewables into the generation mix, and I emphasize mix."
Director for Electric and Gas
"There is no wholesale power purchase contract between the utility and the supplier."
Director for Telecom and Water
"We’re starting to see more rate cases that are requesting 15% or more rate increases."
"A separate agency does siting and environmental reviews."
Director for Emergency Communications
"Carriers are not prepared today to send video to 911. The standards are still in development."