SWANS ISLAND & FRENCHBORO – Two island communities are expected to present a revised proposal this week that will help energize the area.
Residents of Swans Island and Frenchboro are hoping to reduce their electricity costs by merging their power system with Emera Maine.
The proposal was shot down by regulators in January because they feel Emera’s customers would have to foot too much of the bill to fund the the merger and they feel island residents should pick up more of the cost.
Island residents are paying as much as $127 a month just to cover the delivery charge while folks on the mainland pay an average of about $53 dollars.
The Island Cooperative Utility is now drafting a revised plan that would place more of the burden on island residents.
Regulators will take up the revised plan on Wednesday.