Revived Weaver Wind project back on the radar (Ellsworth American)

Paul Gaynor, Michael Alvarez and friends looking to build 600' tall subsidy meters.

Revived Weaver Wind project back on the radar

As for the birds, MDIFW “still has concerns” that Longroad is working to mitigate, said Brooke Barnes, an environmental consultant working with Longroad.

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Comment by Dan McKay on September 30, 2018 at 9:02am
Maine Public Utility Commission
Docket 2014-00024
Commission Initiated Request for Proposals of Long-Term Contracts under
M.R.S. 3210-C Pertaining to Central Maine Power and Emera Maine
2014 Procurement
Final Approved Term Sheet
Approved by Maine Public Utility Commission- December 16, 2014
Proponent- First Wind Holdings through Weaver Wind LLC
Facility: Weaver Wind, ME – 72.6 MW Nameplate Capacity
Products & Quantity: 100% of energy produced by Facility on a physical or financial basis; capacity value on a financial basis as described below. Seller retains RECs.
Term: 25 years beginning at Facility COD
Capacity: Throughout the Term, 100% of all net capacity revenue received for the Facility shall be credited to the Buyer. Capacity revenue includes all revenue associated with capacity transactions in the ISO New England capacity market, including without limitation Capacity Base Payments and Capacity Performance Payments, and any other revenue associated with the value of the Facility capacity. In no event shall the total amount credited to Buyer be less than $200,000 in any contract year. To the extent the
capacity revenue credited to Buyer is less than $200,000 in a contract year, Seller shall pay Buyer the shortfall between $200,000 and the capacity revenue credited  o Buyer. Seller retains all obligations for performance of the Facility with respect to the ISO-NE capacity market(s) and commits to using commercially reasonable efforts to realize all available value for the Facility capacity.
Price: Bundled price of $53.00/MWh in contract year 1, escalated at $1.50/MWh per year
In the event the Facility node is below ME Zone by more than 10% in terms of average real-time price in any contract year, the contract price for the following contract year shall be reduced by the difference between 90% of the ME Zone price and the nodal price, provided that such contract price reduction shall not exceed $5/MWh. For example, if ME Zone average real-time price in a contract year is $60 and the corresponding nodal price is $50 (~17% discount), the contract price for the following contract year shall be reduced by $4/MWh (90% * $60 - $50). This adjustment shall apply to the following contract year only, and subsequent years shall revert to the
pricing schedule above, subject to a potential separate adjustment if applicable.
Comment by Dan McKay on September 30, 2018 at 8:40am
129 Middle St., 3rd Flr.
Portland, ME 04101
May 4, 2015
Harry Lanphear, Administrative Director
Maine Public Utilities Commission
State House Station 18
242 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333
Re: MAINE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION, Docket No. 2014-00024, Request for Proposals for Long-Term Contracts For Capacity Resources and Associated Energy
Dear Mr. Lanphear:
Weaver Wind, LLC hereby withdraws its proposal for a long-term contract for the Weaver Wind project that was submitted last year in response to the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s request for proposals in this docket.
Very truly yours,
Matthew Kearns
Vice President, Development

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

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