ABOUT THIS SERIES
Maine PowerOptions, a quasi-state program bringing together municipalities, school districts and state nonprofits to purchase electricity in bulk, lacks transparency and effective oversight, an investigation found. This series raised questions about the group’s transparency, oversight and member benefits.
The Legislature’s investigative arm will launch a preliminary inquiry of the state-sponsored electricity program.
Legislature launches inquiry into Maine PowerOptions program
The Legislature's investigative arm will launch a preliminary inquiry of the state-sponsored electricity program.
Legislative committee questions electricity program staff
Staff explains how electricity consortium helps clients buy power.
Boston PowerOptions is a larger, more transparent version of MPO
Part 3: Comparing Maine PowerOptions to a nearly identical Massachusetts outfit.
State program’s cozy relationship to supplier raises concerns
Part 2: Questions raised about whether the quasi-state program is living up to its mission of saving taxpayers money.
Value of quasi-state electricity program called into question
Part 1: Maine PowerOptions lacks transparency and effective oversight.
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