• 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

    Maine Climate Council Meeting

    June 18, 2024 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Augusta Civic Center and Online
    The Maine Climate Council will meet to receive new and updated policy recommendations from each of the six working groups. Members of the public can still register to observe this important meeting and learn what new recommendations the stakeholder groups have to share with the Maine Climate Council. Register here.

    Virtual Training on the Foundations of Energy Efficiency Financing

    June 20, 2024 - August 8, 2024 at - Online
    Join DOE and Berkeley Lab this summer for a 6-part webinar training series titled Energy Efficiency Finance Foundations. Designed for public-sector energy professionals, sustainability and facility managers, and finance officials seeking to deploy energy efficiency upgrades with the aid of financing, this series will support participants in navigating "finance speak," knowing what questions to ask, and strengthening public-sector knowledge of energy efficiency financing tools to successfully prepare for building energy upgrades. Pre-register here for this series.

    Intro to ESPC: A High Value Tool for Public Agencies

    June 25, 2024 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Online
    Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) offers facility owners in municipal and state government, universities and colleges, schools, and hospitals (MUSH) organizations an opportunity to leverage private capital and maximize the impact of public funds to make needed efficiency upgrades in their buildings, paid off over time through guaranteed energy, water, and operational cost savings.To learn more, or to reinforce understanding, join the first ESPC Campaign live training course. Register here.

    KVCOG Planning Day and General Assembly

    June 25, 2024 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Solon Hotel, Solon, Maine
    Visit MPO staff during this conference hosted by Kennebec Valley Council of Governments.The day will feature guest speakers from: ·     Local, State and Federal partners to provide updates on grant funding opportunities ·     Ongoing planning initiatives ·     Emergency Management Planning ·     Legislative updates. Register here if you are a KVCOG member community.

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

    July 10, 2024 at 12:00 pm - July 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm - MS Teams
    Join Rick Meinking from Efficiency Maine to learn about the new incentives that will be available for commercial and industrial customers in the 2024-25 fiscal year.
    Please log in to register

    Past Events

    Sign in to your member portal to view recordings and slide decks of these and other past MPO events.

    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