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Understanding Your Bill

Bangor Hydro District Bill

071321 Understanding Your Bill BHD Residential Web Page
  1. Account Number
    Keep your account number handy for payments, reporting outages, or services related to your electric bill.
  2. Energy Consumption
    Comparing your electricity use to last month and the prior year is a helpful tool to manage your usage. Want even more data? Register for a free Online Services account to view graphs of your usage hourly, across a week, month, or year.
  3. Versant Power Delivery
    Versant Power is an electricity delivery company, bringing power to your home or business.
  4. Components of Delivery
    • Transmission recovers the costs of the high-voltage system that transports bulk power. It can be helpful to think of transmission as the interstate highway of electricity delivery.
    • Distribution recovers the costs of the local system — poles, wires and substations — that delivers power from the transmission system to your home or business. Distribution is like local roads that get you from the highway to your home or community.
    • Stranded Costs include the costs of energy resource obligations entered into before electric industry restructuring. Also included are costs and benefits related to more recent long-term contracts required through state policy, such as contracts with renewable generators. 
    • ConservationEfficiency Maine Trust was created by the Legislature to deliver energy efficiency programs and services. It is funded in part by Conservation, a fee on electricity use.
  5. Electricity Supply 
    Customers have choices of who supplies the electricity Versant Power delivers to your home or business. For efficiency and your convenience, Versant Power provides billing services for your electricity supplier. Payments are forwarded to the supplier on your behalf.
    • Standard Offer Service is the default electricity supply that is managed and administered by the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Customers who do not choose a Competitive Electricity Provider receive Standard Offer Service.
    • Competitive Electricity Providers. If you buy your power from a competitive electricity provider (CEP), the price of your electricity is determined by your contract with your chosen provider. The Maine Office of the Public Advocate provides guidance on factors to consider when choosing an electricity supplier at www.maine.gov/meopa/utilities/electric/supply.html.

Please Identify Your Service Area

Click on your district on the map, or select a zip code or town from the lists.

Select Your District on the Map Below

Maine Public Service District Bangor Hydro District


Versant Power provides electric delivery service to two areas – the Bangor Hydro District and the Maine Public District.

            The Bangor Hydro District includes Hancock, Piscataquis and Washington Counties and most of Penobscot County.
            The Maine Public District serves Aroostook County and a small piece of Penobscot County.

Because some information varies by District, please identify your District on the map above, or enter your town or zipcode. If you need information on both Districts,  switch back and forth at any time by selecting the district selector button.

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