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May 11, 2018

If you read the news here in Maine, you’ve probably seen headlines about Central Maine Power’s new billing system. Customers throughout central and southern Maine are seeing their electricity bills skyrocket, and it could be due to persistent issues with the new billing system.

As a Maine homeowner and CMP customer, you have the right to know how your utilities are billed — and to seek solutions which reduce your reliance on your local utility when necessary.

CMP’s Billing System under Investigation

According to the Bangor Daily News, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announced back in March that it would launch a formal investigation of CMP’s new billing and metering systems following customer complaints about poor service and high utility bills. Customers throughout Maine have seen their bills more than double or triple since the new system was set in place back in October. The PUC investigation, which is expected to be complete by December 31, will ultimately determine whether metering accuracy or metering communication has been an issue leading to skyrocketing bills.

Reduce Your Reliance on CMP with Solar

Though the Maine PUC investigation is ongoing, it is clear that reducing your reliance on Central Maine Power can safeguard you against electricity rate hikes. Here in central and southern Maine, Maine Solar Solutions has been working hard to help home and commercial property owners reduce their reliance on local utilities with well-designed solar energy solutions.

Why solar? A solar electric system allows you to increase your energy independence and reduce or even eliminate your energy bills. In fact, here in Maine, a properly designed solar electric system can reduce your CMP bill to the minimum monthly delivery charge. By going solar, you can take control of ever increasing electricity rates and fix the cost of your electricity for years to come.

We’re Your Partner in Going Solar

If you’re looking to boost your energy independence and reduce your reliance on Central Maine Power, Maine Solar Solutions is here to help. Whether you are a homeowner who wants to learn more about solar or a business owner who wants to reduce energy expenses, we’ll meet with you to discuss your energy goals. If you then decide going solar is right for you, we can help you design and install a high quality system that best meets your needs.

Going solar can increase your energy dependence and significantly lower your electricity bills. Call (207) 272-2455 or contact us to learn more!