Excerpted from BDN on 11/17/17:
CMP has been criticized because it invested $1.4 billion in a Maine Power Reliability Program to modernize and enhance transmission of its 40-year-old bulk power system in 2012. That program, and its smart grid system, appear to have done little to lessen the number of outages or to accurately track where power was out and when it would be restored.…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments
by LAMAR ALEXANDER November 17, 2017 4:30 PM
It’s an expensive, wasteful subsidy to an inefficient industry. Congress is focused on making our backward tax code into something that encourages our nation’s instinct for creativity and innovation. As we look at all the wasteful and unnecessary tax breaks that are holding us back, I have a nomination: At the top of the list should be ending the quarter-century-old wind production tax credit now — not two years from…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment
“They have a permit to cross the international border but they don’t have a permit to site the project on 192 miles of New Hampshire landscape. That is what the SEC will determine,” said Will Abbott, the vice president for policy with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, which opposes the project.
“Their exuberance may be a bit premature,” he said. “We believe the evidence makes a clear argument why the permit should be denied. We feel very confident that there is…Continue
Posted on November 17, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment
This energy blog discusses several departures from current DEP practice in the areas of decommissioning, power purchase agreements, effect on electricity rates and setbacks.
Posted on November 16, 2017 at 3:26pm — 3 Comments