• Your ally in energy management

    Maine PowerOptions is an energy-purchasing consortium that serves as an aggregator for Maine’s public and non-profit organizations.

    Our group-purchasing programs are designed to increase the buying power of eligible member organizations for the purchase of fuel oil, electricity supply, and other energy services, regardless of their size.

    The result is that Maine’s municipalities, non-profit organizations, education institutions, health care organizations, water, sewer, and school districts can have greater control over their energy sources and costs.

    Maine PowerOptions was founded in 1999 and is co-sponsored by the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority and the Maine Municipal Bond Bank.

  • Upcoming Events

    Energy Efficiency Finance Foundations webinar series: Engaging with Stakeholders and Partners

    July 24, 2024 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Online
    This webinar series is a training for public-sector facilities managers and finance officers to help participants navigate "finance speak", know what questions to ask, and strengthen public sector knowledge of energy efficiency financing to complete building energy upgrades. Please register here.

    EPA Clean School Bus Program: Battery Overview, Recycling/End-of-Life Options, and Warranties

    July 24, 2024 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Zoom
    Authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA’s Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over five years to replace school buses with low- and zero-emission school buses. Additionally, NREL’s $5 million Clean Bus Planning Awards Program provides free technical assistance to create comprehensive and customized bus electrification plans for fleets. Please register here.

    Financial Options for Making Energy Efficiency Improvements for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: MPO Webinar Series

    August 21, 2024 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am - MS Teams
    Representatives from the Maine Governor’s Energy Office, Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future (GOPIF), and Efficiency Maine Trust will present on relevant energy efficiency financing incentives for public and nonprofit entities. Topics covered will include federal funding opportunities, direct pay, and relevant energy efficiency programs and incentives available through Efficiency Maine. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEBINAR TAKES PLACE FROM 10-11:00 RATHER THAN AT NOON AS USUAL.
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    EPA Clean School Bus Program: Building a Case for ESBs in your Fleet including Benefits, Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO), and Emissions Calculators

    August 28, 2024 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Zoom
    Authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA’s Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over five years to replace school buses with low- and zero-emission school buses. Additionally, NREL’s $5 million Clean Bus Planning Awards Program provides free technical assistance to create comprehensive and customized bus electrification plans for fleets. Please register here.

    EPA Clean School Bus Program: Electrification Process including a Step-by-Step Guide for New Adopters

    September 25, 2024 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Zoom
    Authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA’s Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over five years to replace school buses with low- and zero-emission school buses. Additionally, NREL’s $5 million Clean Bus Planning Awards Program provides free technical assistance to create comprehensive and customized bus electrification plans for fleets. Please register here.

    Past Events

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    Efficiency Maine Program Updates: MPO "Lunch & Learn" Webinar

    July 10, 2024 at MS Teams

    How One Region Built a 11-Town-Wide Climate Action Plan: MPO "Lunch & Learn" Webinar

    June 12, 2024 at MS Teams

    Guidance on Reaching Your Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals: MPO "Lunch & Learn" Webinar

    May 8, 2024 at MS Teams

    Capturing the Sun: Solar Opportunities for MPO Members: April 2024 MPO "Lunch & Learn" Webinar

    April 10, 2024 at MS Teams

    How to Participate in the MPO Fuels Bidding Event: March 2024 MPO "Lunch & Learn" Webinar

    March 6, 2024

    How to Use Biodiesel to Replace Heating Oil and Diesel for Vehicles: February 2024 MPO "Lunch & Learn" Webinar

    February 7, 2024

    How is El Niño Impacting Electricity Markets? with Brandon Fong of Constellation - January 2024 MPO "Lunch & Learn" Webinar

    January 12, 2024

    Straw-to-Gold: Turning Waste into Energy with Beau Hoffman of DOE-BETO - December 2023 Maine PowerOptions "Lunch & Learn" Webinar

    December 13, 2023

    Reducing Costs and Carbon Emissions in our Buildings with Erin Camp, PhD of PowerOptions - November 2023 Maine PowerOptions "Lunch & Learn" Webinar

    November 8, 2023

    Creating New Solar Opportunities for MPO Members with Walter Gray from PowerOptions MA-CT-RI October 2023 MPO Lunch & Learn Webinar

    October 24, 2023

    Another Kind of Backup Power: Energy Storage Systems and Incentives, with Jesse Remillard from Efficiency Maine September 2023 MPO Lunch & Learn Webinar

    September 13, 2023

    Energy Grant Opportunities from USDA--Who Knew? with Morgan Hotham of USDA Maine August 2023 MPO Lunch & Learn Webinar

    August 15, 2023

    Efficiency Maine Program Updates with Rick Meinking--July 2023 MPO Lunch & Learn Webinar

    July 12, 2023

    Community Action Grants with Brian Ambrette of the Community Resilience Partnership June 2023 MPO Lunch & Learn Webinar

    June 7, 2023

    Maine Made Biodiesel with Rodger Strickland from Maine Standard Biofuels May 2023 MPO Lunch & Learn Webinar

    May 17, 2023

    Getting Paid to Reduce your Usage with Phil Ciulla from CPower April 2023 MPO Lunch & Learn Webinar

    April 12, 2023

    Electricity Market Updates with Brandon Fong from Constellation: March 2023 MPO Lunch & Learn Webinar

    March 28, 2023