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State of Maine Comprehensive Energy Plan 2008-2009

Date Last Updated11/28/2012
Policy TypeState Energy Plan
State/FederalME
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeGovernor's Office of Energy Independence and Security
Policy Initiation Date1/15/2009
Policy SummaryThe Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security released a Comprehensive Energy Plan for the State for the years 2008-2009 that includes CHP. The purpose of the Plan is to "chart a course to guide Maine to a secure energy future with affordable, reliable and clean energy supplies that are environmentally responsible and economically beneficial to Maine energy consumers and utility rate payers."

The Plan encourages fostering more renewable energy use in Maine, including the use of CHP systems. While the Plan recognizes current use of CHP in Maine, it identifies utility opposition, technical concerns and lack of financial incentives as barriers to CHP implementation, and "calls for a concerted effort to identify, assess and remove technical, regulatory, policy and economic barriers to the use of co-generation and tri-generation units." One of the Plan's objectives is also to educate state and private business leaders about the "cogeneration /tri-generation energy model" through educational forums and informational fact sheets.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
Does Not Specify
Resource Website(s) http://maine.gov/energy/pdf/OEIS%20Comp%20Energy%20Plan.pdf exit EPA

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