| Session - 129th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number H-109, Sponsored by
Amend the bill in section 1 in §3106 in the first paragraph in the first line (page 1, line 4 in L.D.) by striking out the following: " The" and inserting the following: ' Except as provided in subsection 3, the'
Amend the bill in section 1 in §3106 in subsection 1 in paragraph A in the first line (page 1, line 9 in L.D.) by striking out the following: " interruptions to service" and inserting the following: ' service interruptions'
Amend the bill in section 1 in §3106 by striking out all of subsection 2 (page 1, lines 12 to 20 in L.D.) and inserting the following:
The amendment changes the provision in the bill regarding the metrics for evaluating service interruptions for transmission and distribution utilities and the threshold for requiring corrective action. Rather than calculating a statewide average service interruption rate and establishing the threshold for corrective action at 50% above that statewide average, as in the bill, the amendment requires the Public Utilities Commission by rule to set standards regarding the frequency and duration of service interruptions, establish performance targets and specify guidelines for requiring corrective action by a utility. The amendment authorizes the commission to exempt transmission and distribution utilities serving 50,000 or fewer customers from rules regarding service interruption reporting and standards.
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