Can your power be shut off in Maine?
Under Maine regulations, residential customers cannot have their electric and gas utilities disconnected between Nov. 15 and April 15 without approval from the Maine Public Utilities Commission.
Can CMP turn off power?
CMP is not permitted to turn customers’ power off between Nov. 15 and April 15 without express permission from the Public Utilities Commission.
Does Central Maine Power have an app?
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How do you set up CMP?
Please call our New Service Team to set up your new account right away at 800.750. 4000 (for residential customers), or 800. 565.3181 (for commercial/industrial customers). Please contact your telephone company now so that telephone and electrical service can be coordinated.
Can electricity be shut off in winter in Maine?
During the winter period from November 15 to April 15, power companies have to get permission from the Maine Public Utilities Commission in order to disconnect customers. Under the new law, power companies will have to get that permission before sending a notice that threatens disconnection.
How does the electric company turn off power?
There’s a complex process by which generators are turned on and off to meet demand, with associated payments. Some modern meters have a remote controlled switch, that can disconnect your power. The power company can, with a modern meter, remotely monitor your energy usage and cut the power, is the bill isn’t paid.
What does Central Maine Power do?
Central Maine Power Company (CMP) is your electricity delivery company. We maintain the electricity transmission and delivery grid, deliver electricity to your home or business, repair storm damage, and work to ensure the safety and reliability of our infrastructure servicing more than 20,000 miles of power lines.
When can CMP shut off power in Maine?
For the first time in 18 months, Maine’s utility companies are allowed to disconnect service to customers who haven’t paid their bills starting Tuesday. That doesn’t mean people who owe money to Central Maine Power or any other utility face an imminent loss of service, though.