With a strong nod to EV adoption and less fossil fuel consumption, Maine is helping to ease the electric grid with a new cost structure. Called time-of-use rates, Central Maine Power will be charging less for electricity when demand is low, and more when demand is high.
Maine has the greatest reliance on heating homes with GHG-emitting oils, more than any other U.S. state. Now Maine wants to cut that way back. So far the state has installed over 100,000 heat pumps to replace heating homes with oil. A rural state like Maine got a late start in addressing responsibility for global warming, but with the integration of technology, culture, and education, they will be on the road to a sustainable future very quickly.