Tom Welch reflects on 15 years guiding Maine energy policy
Tom Welch, outgoing chairman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, is credited for deregulating (restructuring) Maine's electricity industry in the 1999's, assuring that Maine citizens could obtain free access to high-speed Internet through the Maine School-Library Network, and accelerating the replacement of cast iron natural gas lines in the Portland-Westbrook area. The author interviews him on the price of natural gas in comparison to other states, the trend for electricity prices, accessing Hydro-Quebec power, and the viability of off-shore and on-shore wind power.
Energy policy, Maine Public Utilities Commission, Electric power distribution--Deregulation
McCarthy, James, "Tom Welch reflects on 15 years guiding Maine energy policy" (2015). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 6240.
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