The developers of a long-delayed project to deliver hydroelectric power from Quebec to New York City say that construction will start in 2020.
First unveiled in 2008, the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) is a proposed 536-kilometre underground high-voltage line to supply customers in New York City with hydroelectricity generated in Quebec dams by provincial utility provider Hydro-Québec...............................
The project is projected to deliver 1,000 megawatts of…Continue
Posted on December 11, 2018 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments
Dan Dolan, the president of the New England Power Generators Association, says the wholesale electricity market is facing an existential crisis, failing to meet the needs of the six New England states and the region’s electricity generators, whom he represents. “The direction we’re moving in with out-of-market contracts for renewable energy and special contracts for reliability is putting the risk right back on ratepayers...................
New England states began offering subsidies…Continue
Posted on December 11, 2018 at 1:14pm — 5 Comments
Another contributor is the growing role of renewable generators on the grid, said Marc Brown, a spokesman for the New England Ratepayers Association. Brown said state policies that favor intermittent resources such as wind and solar have created more risk for the companies that bid into supply contracts, especially for home and small-business customers. It’s important for New England to continue building power plants that can be dispatched when needed, he said, especially in the…Continue
Posted on December 11, 2018 at 9:00am — 2 Comments
And that also means advocating for the massive transmission lines required by and solely by the wind project monstrosities.
See Winter 2018 issue - "The Unique…Continue
Posted on December 10, 2018 at 5:00pm