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Electric Choice


What does electric choice mean to you as a consumer?

You have the power to choose which company supplies your electricity. Versant Power delivers your electricity.

Electric choice lets you choose the services that best meet your needs. You may shop around for electricity supply based on:

  • Price
  • Terms of contract
  • Customer service options
  • Mix of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources

What does Versant Power provide?

You receive delivery service from Versant Power, as we maintain wires and poles, send you a bill, read your meter, and restore power during an outage. However, we are not in the electricity supply business (electricity generation).

As a consumer, you have the opportunity to choose your new electricity supplier by researching companies and comparing competitive prices. If a consumer selects a competitive electricity supplier, they may select only one who is licensed to do business in Maine. The Maine Public Utilities Commission maintains a list of all electricity suppliers licensed to sell power in Versant Power’s service territory.

Standard Offer Service

If you don't choose a competitive electricity supplier, you will automatically receive Standard Offer Service. You may stay with Standard Offer Service or change suppliers at any time.

Each year, the MPUC will conduct a bid to select the Standard Offer price. The Standard Offer price is set by the MPUC and may change annually or more often.

Renewable Energy Requirement

All competitive electricity providers, including Standard Offer providers, must provide no less than 40% of their total kilowatt-hour sales to customers in Maine with electricity generated from eligible renewable resources.

Electricity Supplier Marketplace

If you are an Online Services customer, you can participate in the Electricity Supplier Marketplace to receive energy supply offers from licensed competitive electricity providers.

By choosing to participate in the Electricity Supplier Marketplace, you authorize Versant Power to provide licensed competitive electricity providers with historical hourly interval data and contact information related to your Versant Power account. Competitive electricity providers may only use such data or contact information for purpose of marketing their electricity supply products to you.

There is no cost to you to participate in the Versant Power Supplier Marketplace. For more information, log into Online Services and select Share My Usage Data in the menu.

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Maine Public Service District Bangor Hydro District


Versant Power provides electric delivery service to two areas – the Bangor Hydro District and the Maine Public District.

            The Bangor Hydro District includes Hancock, Piscataquis and Washington Counties and most of Penobscot County.
            The Maine Public District serves Aroostook County and a small piece of Penobscot County.

Because some information varies by District, please identify your District on the map above, or enter your town or zipcode. If you need information on both Districts,  switch back and forth at any time by selecting the district selector button.

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