Vitellli appointed to serve as Senate chair for newly created energy storage commission

Posted: September 23, 2019 | Senator Vitelli

AUGUSTA — Assistant Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, has been appointed to the Commission to Study the Economic, Environmental and Energy Benefits of Energy Storage to the Maine Electricity Industry by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash. 

“There is an incredible momentum right now pushing toward energy efficiency and sustainability, both in Maine and across the country and the globe,” said Sen. Vitelli, who will serve as Senate Chair of the Commission. “I’m glad to be appointed to this commission. We need to approach Maine’s energy goals from all angles and explore creative solutions. I’m optimistic that the work of this commission will move us in the right direction.”

The 14-member commission is charged with exploring whether certain energy storage projects would contribute to Maine’s energy sustainability goals and economy, including potential benefits for ratepayers. The commission will meet at least four times and report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee by Dec. 4.