By order of the Public Utilities Commission, your monthly bill now includes an additional $.0213 per therm in your delivery charge. This ongoing assessment funds energy conservation programs administered by the Efficiency Maine Trust. For more information about how Efficiency Maine can help you conserve energy, please visit www.efficiencymaine.com
∗ Why the charge? The assessment helps fund energy conservation programs administered by the Efficiency Maine Trust. The Maine Public Utilities authorized the assessment in support of the Omnibus Energy Bill passed by the Legislature (LD 1559 in June 2013).
∗ How much will this cost me a year? The assessment is .0213 / therm. Most homes use about 1,000 therms / year, which is an assessment of $21.30 / year.
∗ Will the charge go away? No. The assessment is on each therm used going forward unless there is rule change from the Public Utilities Commission.
∗ Is there any way I can benefit from the assessment? Yes. The Efficiency Maine Trust has many programs available to help you conserve energy and save money over the long term.
More information can be found here: http://mainenaturalgas.com/wordpress/rates-tariff/.