Green Power Purchasing (Maine)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Maine

Name Green Power Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Biomass, Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Municipal Solid Waste, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Electric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 100%

Date added to DSIRE 2003-03-25
Last DSIRE Review 2013-02-19

References DSIRE[1]


In 2003, Maine's governor established a goal for the state government to buy at least 50% of its electricity from "reasonably priced" renewable-power sources, paid for by energy conservation improvements in all state buildings. The goal was contained in the governor's "Vision" for meeting Maine's environmental needs. As of March 2007, Maine's state government was purchasing 100% of its power from renewable energy resources. The state's existing renewable energy portfolio standard accounts for 30% of this total. For the remaining 70%, the state is purchasing renewable-energy credits (RECs) from the Rumford Falls hydropower project in Rumford, Maine.

Furthermore, legislation passed in 2009 (LD 1075) requires that all electricity used in state-owned buildings must come from renewable energy and that state agencies may give preference to community-based generated renewable energy.


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 5 M.R.S. §1766-A

Date Enacted 2007 (subsequently amended)

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"