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High electric bills and what can be done about rates and energy use

Three electric meters lined up on gray siding on exterior of house

Mainers are seeing high electric costs on their latest bills, reflecting the new supply rate. We discuss why rates are high, how they are set, and what rate payers can do to try and defray costs. We’ll examine the role the PUC plays, and what options consumers have when selecting their electricity supplier. We’ll also learn about state resources that can help consumers with their electric bills and energy conservation.

Philip Bartlett, chair, Maine Public Utilities Commission
Andrew Landry, deputy public advocate, Office of the Public Advocate, State of Maine
Michael Stoddard, executive director, Efficiency Maine

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.