Maine’s solar power projects require over $160 million for the state to meet the residents’ consumption needs. This price would be challenging for the company to pay, although it would minimize global warming resulting from the cars and the real estate programs. Gov. Janet Mills and the Legislature passed some bills to accelerate the growth of the solar power industry. The legislators unanimously agreed to allow the solar power users that supply the excess to the grid to receive incentives. This move has sparked the solar energy developers to generate and develop plants that supply solar energy to enjoy these benefits before they fade out. 

The head of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, Phil Bartlett, stated that most of the projects started have been successful and they will be giving a comprehensive report concerning the solar programs. The challenge that the legislators enumerated is that if all the solar power programs are accepted with these incentives, then the state will lose over $160 million that it would have collected from these utilities. Nevertheless, these utilities will have enough to cater for the poles and transmission lines leading to the grids. 

Bartlett explained his surprise over the quick initiation of these projects immediately after they started implementing the incentives. He noted that the projects would incur a 20 percent increase in expenses since they are proceeding at an alarming rate. The legislators realized that they could increase costs if the industrial customers paid a little bit higher with every megawatt of power they demand. The Versant customers would be more affected if this strategy proceeds since they would pay $139 annually for local customers and $182000 for industries that use one megawatt and above. 

Tony Buxton of the Industrial Energy Consumers Group stated that this weakness could either build the solar energy sector or break it down. He added that the commission would suffer a great deal of money if the electricity bills escalate as they would force the customers to find suitable options. Buxton articulated that the climate resolution team has failed in its obligations to think soberly and come up with an acceptable plan that meets the demands of the solar industry without harming their revenues. 

The commission has enumerated that the solar industry will start generating over 850 megawatts from the initial 166 megawatts, meeting the demands of over 800000 households. Nevertheless, industry experts think that the commission is being overly ambitious with the industry. In conclusion, the state legislators are looking for other renewable energy projects that they can support to ensure that they transition to clean energy to meet the energy obligations.

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