Pricing

A special message from our President and CEO, Joe Purington

When I was growing up in Jay, Maine, my dad worked at the mill and my mom in the school cafeteria. These were steady jobs in our community that could support a family and keep oil in the tank, gas in our car and food on the table. But even then, there were times when our neighbors struggled to stay warm in winter.

We know this winter may be tough for many Maine families. We have seen the price of everything—from home heating oil to groceries—go through the roof. Electricity supply is not immune to cost increases, especially as New England must import natural gas to generate electricity and heat homes. This makes it more expensive.

Recently, the Maine Public Utilities Commission announced that the Standard Offer price for electricity supply will be going up by 49% or almost $32 a month for our average residential customer in 2023.

I want to let you know that CMP only delivers the electricity you use and does not influence or control the supply price even though we are required to include and collect the cost in our monthly bills. You will find your supply charges on a separate supplier page of your bill.

We can offer you ways to better understand your energy use and perhaps better manage your electricity costs. At cmpco.com you can find free tools for energy management, budget and payment plans for your bills, information on how you can choose a different energy supplier and information on other sources of assistance. In addition, you can call us at 800.750.4000, Monday through Friday, from 7:30am - 6pm.

As someone born and raised in rural Maine, I know winters can be hard and long, but we will get through it—we always do. And here at CMP, we will be here to help in any way we can.

Sincerely,

Joe Purington
President and CEO, Central Maine Power Company


More Information 

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) approved an annual adjustment of CMP residential electric delivery prices effective July 1, 2022. The residential electric delivery rate will decrease by 5.5% resulting in a reduction of $3.40 per month for the average residential customer using 550 kWh per month. Current delivery pricing for all rate classes can be found below.

MPUC press release can be viewed here.

To learn more about a particular rate, download a PDF description of its availability and charges.

 Rate (Rate Code)

 Description

  Rate Tariff Index
A  Residential Service
AL Area Lighting Service
A-LM  Residential Load Management Service

A-TOU 

Residential Service - Time-Of-Use
A-TOU-OPTS  Residential Service - Optional Time-Of-Use
B-DCFC
 
Optional Targeted Service Rate: B-DCFC General Service - Electric Vehicle Direct Current Fast Charger
B-ES Optional Targeted Service Rate: B-ES General Service - Energy Storage
B-SVA
 
Optional Targeted Service Rider: B-SVA General Svc - Steady Volume Advantage
GS-DF General Service - Dual Feed
IGS-P-TOU Intermediate General Service Primary Time-of-Use
IGS-S-TOU  Intermediate General Service Secondary Time-of-Use
LGS-P-TOU Large General Service - Primary Time-of-Use
LGS-S-TOU  Large General Service - Secondary Time-of-Use
LGS-ST-TOU Large General Service - Subtransmission Time-of-Use
LGS-T-TOU Large General Service - Transmission Time-of-Use
MGS-P  Medium General Service - Primary
MGS-P-TOU Medium General Service - Primary - Time-of-Use
MGS-S  Medium General Service - Secondary
MGS-S-TOU  Medium General Service - Secondary Time-of-Use
MMI  Optional Targeted Service: Maine-Made Incentive General Service - Economic Development Rider
O  Temporary Power Rate
PTZ  Optional Targeted Service:
Pine Tree Development Zone (PTZ) General Service Economic Development Rider
R  Retired Employee Residential Service
R-TOU  Retired Employee Residential Service Time-of-Use
SB Standby Service
SGS  Small General Service
SGS-TOU  Small General Service Time-of-Use
SL  Street Lighting Service
W-1 (cancelled) Wholesale Service (cancelled)

Pricing FAQs 

FAQs

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  • What options do I have to pay my bill?  
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