Maine calls for a publicly-owned utility, Maine Power Delivery Authority, given the unreliable service and high rates from other local utilities. However, there is a lot of uncertainty that surrounds the consumer-owned utility. The proposed amendment also institutes a task force to consider economic output, the tax structure, how the utility would fit-in New England distribution grid. Many do say public utility won't work but it could also be because a public utility goes against the interests of for-profit entities.
Tom Perkins, "In Maine, pandemic hasn’t stopped push for a publicly owned electric grid", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 21 August 2020, accessed 29 November 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/maine-pandemic-hasn’t-stopped-push-publicly-owned-electric-grid