An Act Regarding Utility Accountability and Grid Planning for Maine's Clean Energy Future (2022)

Sponsors: Stacy Brenner

LD 1959

LD 1959 holds Maine’s large electric utilities accountable to ratepayers and our climate future. It requires Central Maine Power (CMP) and Versant to develop integrated grid plans to improve electric system reliability and resiliency; enable the cost-effective achievement of the greenhouse gas reduction obligations and climate policies in Maine’s Climate Action Plan; and assist in the transition to a clean, affordable, and reliable electric grid. LD 1959 also requires separate climate change protection plans including specific actions for addressing the expected impacts of climate change. Crucially, the legislation mandates that the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) publish quarterly report cards on utility performance and impose administrative penalties for a utility's poor performance, and provides for a process for divesting an underperforming investor-owned utility of its utility assets to a qualified buyer. The PUC must also report back to lawmakers how it can best support this work, including an assessment of staffing and resource needs and its potential use of competitive procurement of goods and services by the utilities and the resource.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
31 Donna Bailey
19 Richard Bennett
30 Stacy Brenner E
29 Anne M. Carney
27 Benjamin M. Chipman
20 Ned Claxton E
4 Paul T. Davis
32 Susan A. Deschambault
26 Bill Diamond
3 Bradlee Thomas Farrin E
18 Lisa Keim
35 Mark W. Lawrence
21 Nathan L. Libby
34 Joseph Rafferty
28 Heather B. Sanborn
2 Trey Stewart
22 Jeffrey L. Timberlake
23 Eloise A. Vitelli
33 David C. Woodsome E

House Votes

District Name Vote
138 Robert W. Alley, Sr.
73 John Andrews
65 Amy Bradstreet Arata
49 Poppy Arford
67 Susan M. W. Austin
8 Christopher W. Babbidge
9 Joseph Baldacci
47 Arthur Bell
149 Susan Bernard
55 Seth A. Berry
63 Bruce A. Bickford
17 Russell J. Black
22 Mark John Blier A
3 Lydia Blume
27 James A. Boyle
80 Richard T. Bradstreet
25 Catherine Breen
36 Michael F. Brennan
61 Heidi E. Brooks
24 Mark E. Bryant
28 Christopher James Caiazzo
127 Barbara A. Cardone
16 Nathan Carlow
137 Meldon Carmichael
68 Richard M. Cebra A
60 Kristen Sarah Cloutier
106 Amanda Collamore
42 Benjamin T. Collings
58 Jonathan Connor A
14 Lynn Copeland
25 Patrick W. Corey
100 Danny Edward Costain
90 Lydia Crafts
59 Margaret M. Craven
43 W. Edward Crockett
98 Scott W. Cuddy
11 Chip Curry
16 Scott W. Cyrway
24 Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry
5 James F. Dill
72 Kathleen R. J. Dillingham
97 Janice S. Dodge
115 Josanne C. Dolloff
94 Victoria W. Doudera
130 Kathy Downes
121 Gary A. Drinkwater
111 John "Jack" Ducharme
122 Michelle Ann Dunphy
91 Jeffrey Evangelos
120 Richard Evans
136 Billy Bob Faulkingham
66 Jessica L. Fay
11 Ryan M. Fecteau
104 Steven D. Foster
93 Valli Geiger
9 Traci Gere
142 Jeffery Allen Gifford A
13 Lori K. Gramlich
82 Randall Adam Greenwood
102 Abigail W. Griffin
118 Chad Wayne Grignon A
132 Nicole Grohoski
10 Stacey K. Guerin
101 David G. Haggan
114 Randall C. Hall A
87 Jeffery P. Hanley
83 Thom Harnett
19 Matthew A. Harrington
81 Tavis Hasenfus
117 Frances M. Head
53 Allison Hepler
14 Craig V. Hickman
131 Sherman H. Hutchins
4 Patricia Hymanson
1 Troy Dale Jackson
141 Kathy Irene Javner
32 Christopher J. Kessler
99 MaryAnne Kinney
113 H. Scott Landry Jr.
86 Raegan French LaRochelle
88 Michael Lemelin
64 Laurel Libby
37 Grayson Lookner A
129 Peter A. Lyford
74 Sheila Lyman
110 Colleen M. Madigan
151 John L. Martin
57 Thomas H. Martin
150 Roland Danny Martin
56 Richard G. Mason
1 Kristi Mathieson
92 Ann Higgins Matlack
13 Chloe Maxmin
148 David Harold McCrea
51 Joyce McCreight
134 Genevieve McDonald
62 Gina M. Melaragno
2 Michele Meyer
30 Rebecca J. Millett
71 H. Sawin Millett Jr.
12 David R. Miramant E
6 Marianne Moore
33 Victoria E. Morales
45 Stephen W. Moriarty
75 Joshua Morris
78 Cathy R. Nadeau
76 Daniel Newman
128 Kevin O'Connell
5 Beth A. O'Connor
15 Margaret M. O'Neil
23 Lester S. Ordway
123 Laurie Osher
10 Wayne R. Parry
52 Sean C. Paulhus A
133 Sarah Pebworth
77 Michael D. Perkins
140 Anne C. Perry A
124 Joseph C. Perry Sr.
116 Richard A. Pickett
44 Teresa S. Pierce
95 William D. Pluecker
107 Jennifer Poirier
15 Matthew G. Pouliot
17 Dwayne W. Prescott A
144 Tracy Quint
31 Lois Galgay Reckitt
34 Morgan Rielly
69 Walter N. Riseman
6 Tiffany Roberts-Lovell
7 Timothy Roche A
125 Amy Roeder
8 Kimberley C. Rosen
108 Shelley Rudnicki
48 Melanie Sachs
35 Suzzane Salisbury
21 Heidi H. Sampson
46 Braden Sharpe A
12 Erin Sheehan
112 Thomas H. Skolfield
143 Peggy Jo Stanley A
119 Paul A. Stearns
105 Joel R. Stetkis
89 Holly B. Stover
126 Laura Supica
39 Michael A. Sylvester A
40 Rachel Talbot Ross
54 Denise A. Tepler
26 Maureen Fitzgerald Terry
79 Timothy S. Theriault
103 James Thorne
50 Ralph L. Tucker
139 William R. Tuell
147 Joseph Underwood
70 Nathan J. Wadsworth
84 Charlotte Warren
29 Sophia Warren
146 Dustin Michael White
109 Bruce A. White
135 Lynne Williams
38 Barbara Wood
41 Samuel Zager
96 Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr.