Electric bills are going up in Maine.
Beginning today, most Maine residents and small businesses that
receive standard offer electric service will see their bills
increase between 2.5 and 3 percent. That’s according to the Public
Rates for Central Maine Power’s medium- and large-class business
customers will remain stable. Bills will go up about 3 percent for
Bangor Hydro Electric’s large-class business customers and 7 to 8
percent for its medium-class businesses.
Bills are on the rise because of increasing costs for fossil
But some of those costs are being offset by a decline in
electrical transmission and delivery costs through Central Maine
Power and Bangor Hydro.