Governor Janet Mills released the following statement Friday afternoon on the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) issuance of its latest request for proposals for renewable energy:

The request for proposals issued by the PUC is the result of legislation, LD 1494, “An Act To Reform Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard” sponsored by Senator Eloise Vitelli and signed into law by Governor Mills. LD 1494 increased Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard from 40 percent to 80 percent by 2030 and set a goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

This request for proposals is the second procurement to stem from this legislation and is another step toward reaching the Governor’s renewable energy goals. The first procurement, the largest in Maine’s history, resulted in the selection of 17 projects to deliver clean energy to Maine at highly competitive prices.

Megan Diver

Megan has worked in Maine politics for more than ten years and all of her professional career, having served in many roles for elected officials (including former Secretary of State Charlie Summers), in-house with the Maine Association of REALTORS®, legislative specialist at Pierce Atwood LLP providing lobbying services and support to Pierce Atwood’s government relations clients and most recently senior government relations specialist at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Megan currently is the Vice President at the Maine Energy Marketers Association, utilizing her vast knowledge and legislative experience at the State House to represent MEMA on policies relating to the Association and its members.