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This updates the section “Are There Any Business
Protections?” of the PUC Small Business Power Guide.
Maine Legislature recently revised the consumer protections that apply to
business customers under electric competition.
Some protections that originally applied to both small and some
medium-sized commercial customers now apply only to small commercial
summary, the Legislature removed the distinction that is noted in the brochure
between medium commercial consumers above and below a demand of 100kw.
Under the revised law, all medium nonresidential consumers have the same
protections, as noted on this sheet.
you are not sure whether your business is a small or medium-sized commercial
customer, check with your local distribution utility. The demand threshold between small and medium-sized
commercial customers differs by distribution utility service territory.
following consumer protections changed:
protection is now available only to small commercial and residential
Uniform Information Disclosure Label must now be sent to medium and large
nonresidential consumers once per year, and is also available from competitive
suppliers on request. The label is
sent to residential and small commercial consumers as noted in the brochure.