Former state Sens. Phil Bartlett and Mark Dion mentioned as possible candidates alongside Faith Huntington, director of the commission’s electric and natural gas division, Rachel Goldwasser, executive director of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners and Robert Stoddard, the CEO of a marine energy company.
There could be other candidates and it’s unclear if everyone named is still in the running. Huntington said Tuesday that she couldn’t comment, the others didn’t respond to messages sent since last week. Spokespeople for Mills didn’t respond to a request for comment on the list.
Last week, Mills spokeswoman Lindsay Crete said the governor was reviewing candidates and “intends to nominate an individual soon” who will uphold a “mission of ensuring that Maine citizens have access to safe and reliable utility services at just and reasonable rates.”
Baldacci's Wind Task Force
Weaver Wind may be required to freeze all bird and bat carcasses in plastic bags
ELLSWORTH — A 22-turbine, $147.5-million wind farm project is one step closer to breaking ground after receiving approval from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Friday.