Maine's ski areas, which combined spend nearly $2 million on electricity to powe
Maine's ski areas, which combined spend nearly $2 million on electricity to power snow-making equipment, saw the rock-bottom oil prices now in effect and figured they could save money next season if they unplugged from Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) and powered their equipment with diesel generators. Faced with the loss of $750,000 in revenue, CMP decided to work with the ski areas and the two are asking the Maine Public Utilities Comission (PUC)to approve a special electricity rate for snowmaking. The request is just one of 20 discount rate requests that the PUC has received since 1992, with half of those coming in the last five months. Details, list of applicants seeking special rates.
Central Maine Power Company, Electric utilities -- Rates, Winter resorts
"Maine's ski areas, which combined spend nearly $2 million on electricity to powe" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 13091.