Gigantic Mass RFP Coming - first projects to be selected in about two weeks (Jan 25, 2018)

The bids are broken up into two sections, 83D and 83C, the latter covering offshore wind. In many cases, the information on the bids themselves is so heavily redacted, that in terms of supplying information to the public, it is a worthless charade. In other words, in some cases, gargantuan projects which a company has been working on for perhaps five years, are still cloaked in deep secrecy. This is so by the time a project is actually announced and an application in Maine is filed, the public has very little time to react. There is no good reason for this, other than for the bidder to have a gigantic advantage over the public, i.e., those who ultimately pay for the project as U.S. taxpayers and ratepayers.

https://macleanenergy.com/83d/83d-timeline/


83D Bids


Public versions of the bids received in response to the Massachusetts Clean Energy RFP can be viewed in the Bids section of this website. Please note that the posting of public versions of bids received is subject to change, pending verification of full compliance with all submission requirements, as provided in the RFP. The site will be updated as necessary.

Ash Solar

Atlantic Link

Blue Falcon Solar

Brookfield Hydro Conversion

Bryant Mountain Wind

County Line Wind

Downeast Wind

FPS Berlin Solar

FPS Campton 1 Solar

FPS Campton 2 Solar

FPS Claremont Solar

FPS Fair Haven Solar

FPS Peterborough Solar

FPS Plainfield Solar

FPS Shaftsbury Solar

FPS Thornton Solar

FPS Vernon Solar

Gravel Pit Solar Park

Great River Hydro

GridAmerica GSPL EDF RE Wind Bid II

GridAmerica GSPL EDF Re Wind Bid IV

GridAmerica GSPL RES Canada Bid II

GridAmerica GSPL RES Canada Bid IV

Long Mountain

MCPC

MCPC Transmission

NECEC Hydro

NECEC Hydro Wind

NECPL Hydro

NECPL Hydro Wind

NextEra CMP

NextEra Solar

Nine Kings Wind 350MW

Nine Kings Wind 1200MW

NPT Hydro

NPT Hydro Wind

NRPP Bid A

NRPP Bid B

NRPP Bid C

NRPP Bid D

Revolution Wind

Silver Maple Wind

Somerset Wind

Swanton Wind

Three Corners Solar

Weaver Wind

https://macleanenergy.com/83d/83d-bids/

https://macleanenergy.com/83c/83c-timeline/


83C Bids


Bay State Wind

Deepwater Wind

Vineyard Wind

https://macleanenergy.com/83c/83c-bids/

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Comment by Barbara Durkin on January 8, 2018 at 6:56pm

Bay State Wind is DONG Denmark

CMP is Iberdrola Spain 

Shaftsbury Wind says it all

Comment by Dan McKay on January 8, 2018 at 5:21pm

On September 27, 2017, Central Maine Power Company (CMP) submitted permit applications with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) for construction of the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC), an electric transmission line from the border with Quebec in Beattie Township to a new converter station in Lewiston. The project also includes several upgrades to CMP’s existing electrical transmission network between Lewiston and Pownal, Windsor and Wiscasset and in Cumberland. Approximately 73% of the 147-mile transmission line will be built within CMP’s existing transmission corridor. The remainder of the line will be built in an undeveloped corridor owned by CMP through working forestland in western Somerset and Franklin counties. The NECEC project will be capable of delivering up to 1,200 megawatts of renewable energy to the New England power grid. CMP submitted the NECEC project in response to a Request for Proposals issued by Massachusetts as part of its initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Information will be added to this page as materials relating to this project become available.
The application was accepted as complete for processing by MDEP on October 13, 2017.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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