Published on May 21, 2021

Maine’s Net Energy Billing policy, while widely supported among consumers and advocates alike, continues to be the subject of significant speculation and legislative review at the State level. This review has the potential to impact the future of the NEB program as it currently exists and prevent new energy users and developers from taking advantage. While the review process is still taking place, there are numerous stakeholders and businesses supporting the continued benefit that the Net Energy Billing program provides. Recently, a coalition from Maine expressed their support for the continued success of the NEB program in a letter to state legislators, outlining the many benefits that this policy offers.

These benefits include hundreds of millions in investment supporting good Maine jobs, a significant injection of renewable energy into Maine’s electricity mix and helping residents and businesses of all sizes gain access to reduced utility costs. As state officials continue to deliberate on the best way to proceed with Maine’s new community solar program, the significant investment and adoption of the program over the past 12 months demonstrates just how beneficial this program is to so many different groups.

While opportunity remains, it is likely that this legislative review narrows NEB access and could potentially impact the financial benefit itself. Freedom Energy is well positioned to help our clients mitigate their risk as they navigate entry into this highly beneficial initiative. We have a pulse on the legislative proceedings and can offer advice on which projects are best suited to remain in the NEB program. We recommend reviewing your options with a Freedom Energy Logistics advisor while eligible project capacity remains.

Please reach out to your Freedom Energy representative or the renewable energy team to learn more.

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About Freedom Energy Logistics

Founded in 2006, Freedom Energy Logistics is a leading energy advisory. The private company offers comprehensive energy supply management and renewable energy solutions supporting energy goals and sustainability objectives for businesses and organizations throughout the U.S. Freedom’s team of energy experts has worked with and delivered energy saving, environmentally responsible solutions for some of the largest commercial and industrial companies, municipalities, universities, healthcare facilities, and businesses. With its headquarters located in Auburn, NH, Freedom Energy also has employees serving clients locally throughout the regions. Freedom Energy has been twice named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America; recognized as one of the Fastest-Growing Family Businesses in NH by Business New Hampshire Magazine. Stay Work Play’s Coolest Company for Young Professionals; and received multiple Business Excellence Awards from New Hampshire Business Review.

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