The existing Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) has led to tremendous investment in Maine by renewable energy companies, which according to a study by London Economics International totaled more than $2 billion in the last 10 years. This bill would allow the inclusion of large hydropower to be included in the RPS. There are no Maine sources of hydropower greater than the current cap of 100-megawatts; this energy would come from Canada. If large hydro were to be eligible, fewer of Maine


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