PRESQUE ISLE - Bangor Hydro Electric and Maine Public Service will have a new, unified name, come January 1.
Officials announced Monday afternoon at a conference in Presque Isle that the two power providers will be known collectively as Emera Maine.
Halifax-based Emera is the parent company to both BHE and MPS.
The merger of the two companies has been in the works for several years, since Emera's purchase of Maine Public Service in 2010.
Customers will start to receive notices in the mail over the next few weeks.
Officials emphasize the change will not significantly impact customers.
"It's the same commitment people have come to expect from Bangor Hydro and Maine Public Service," Susan Faloon, spokesperson for Bangor Hydro Electric, says. "Our surveys over the past few years have really showed us that we have a good positive reputation with our customers. We want them to know that's not going to change. We're still going to be those same local people that they've come to know over the years."
Additionally, the company announced today a $250,000 donation to the Maine Winter Sports Center's Healthy Homeowners program, a donation made under the new Emera Maine name.
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