Plumbing and Mechanical

Maine PHCC Gives Utility Hard Time

May 15, 2000
Northern Utilities seeks exemption from Maine's strict fair competition standards of conduct.

Northern Utilities was seeking to have its program of servicing and maintaining water heaters reclassified from a "non-core" activity to a "core" activity, and be exempt from Maine's strict fair competition standards of conduct. But PHCC of Maine met the utility head-on with a barrage of questions about the justification of such an exemption in the first round of hearings for unfair utility competition.