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Maine Climate Action Plan

Date Last Updated8/5/2013
Policy TypeState Climate Change Plan
State/FederalME
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeMaine Department of Environmental Protection
Policy Initiation Date12/1/2004
Policy SummaryOption #36 of Maine's Climate Action Plan, Combined Heat and Power Incentive Policy, recommends reducing barriers to CHP and implementing incentives to encourage CHP development in Maine. The key implementation strategy under this option is to develop uniform interconnection standards and to potentially revisit utility back-up rate regulations. Other policy options that mention CHP include Option #11, Renewable Portfolio Standard, which suggests including CHP and certain other technologies regardless of fuel type in the state's RPS program. Option #21, Biomass Electricity Feedstocks, mentions the use of CHP for wood products manufacturing facilities.

Maine's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) may also lead to CHP-supportive actions such as loans or grants using public benefit fund resources and measures under its state energy plan.
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