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.