Regulators will examine Electrical energy Maine’s sharp charge hikes

Following complaints about spiking electrical energy payments over the previous couple of weeks, Maine regulators on Thursday launched an investigation into Electrical energy Maine, whose charges greater than doubled in January.

The Maine Public Utilities Fee stated some prospects of Electrical energy Maine, the most important competitive-energy supplier within the state, noticed fastened charges for his or her electrical energy provide finish and swap to a variable charge of 39 cents per kilowatt hour or extra — the very best enhance within the state.

That is greater than double the provision charges for Central Maine Energy and Versant Energy’s Bangor Hydro District, which went up 49 % and 40 %, respectively, in January.