At Wednesday’s Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) meeting, President Sarah Nelson ’14 announced that the BSG will not meet next week, so that student representatives can attend the public hearings on the rate increases proposed by Central Maine Power Company (CMP). If approved, the rate increases could cost the College over $200,000 per year.

There are two public hearings scheduled for discussion of the rate changes. The first will take place next Wednesday April 2 at the Maine Public Utility Commission office in Hallowell. The second is scheduled for Thursday, April 3 at the University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Center in Portland.

Vice President for Facilities and Sustainability David Levine ’16 announced that a 15-minute electricity blackout is planned for April 4 in order to publicize the CMP case. BSG is currently circulating a petition among the student body to protest the rate change.