Choose a Supplier

You can choose who supplies the electricity delivered to you by CMP. The bill you receive has two parts: delivery and supply. CMP is your electricity delivery company and facilitates billing for independent suppliers, maintains wires and poles, reads your meter, and restores power during an outage. 

Shop for Electricity Providers

Competitive electricity providers (CEPs or suppliers) supply power to Maine homes and businesses. To find out if you can get a more affordable price, please contact these suppliers directly. You may be able to find a supplier with a lower price than the Standard Offer. We are prohibited by law from recommending electricity suppliers to customers. For a list of licensed providers, please visit the MPUC web site or call the Maine Public Utilities Commission at 207.287.3831.

Please note: if you wish to make a payment directly to your competitive electricity provider, please send a separate payment to their address. Please do not include it in your return envelope.

Now, thanks to your smart meter, you may also provide suppliers a view of your hourly usage by enrolling in the Electricity Supplier Marketplace. Licensed electricity suppliers may use that information to offer you pricing plans and programs customized for the way you use electricity.

The Maine law that created electric competition on March 1, 2000, provides that any customer who does not designate a Competitive Electricity Provider for their electric-energy supply will receive Standard Offer service arranged by the state.

Standard Offer

All customers are entitled to purchase energy from a state-approved Standard Offer supplier if they do not choose to enroll with and buy/purchase energy from an approved Competitive Electricity Provider (CEP). Any customer who does not designate a Competitive Electricity Provider for their electric-energy supply will receive Standard Offer service.

Illustration of the relationship of electricity generators to the transmission and delivery to your home or business.

This drawing above illustrates the Maine electric delivery system.

 

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