Maine utilities eye move to time-varying electric rates to boost electrification

Time-of-use” rates that encourage customers to cut energy use at times of peak demand could help the state meet its electrification goals without straining the grid.

By Annie Ropeik  . 

Pedestrians walk on a residential street that gently slopes uphill as the sun sets
Pleasant St. in Portland, Maine (Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images)