BDN: "How CMP plans to pipe clean energy to Massachusetts through Maine"

The Maine PUC also is reviewing the proposed project, including conducting a detailed analysis in May and June and holding public hearings on Aug. 6-8. The PUC is scheduled to review legal briefs in August. The PUC is expected to announce its decision on the project at the end of September or early October, according to PUC Administrative Director Harry Lanphear...............

They also questioned whether Maine ratepayers would see monetary savings, and said the project might overload existing power facilities in Maine.

That might prevent the development of new renewable generation in Maine, wrote Tanya Bodell, executive director of Boston-based energy service company Energyst Advisors.

More information on the project and filings is available on the PUC’s website.

The full article is here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2018/05/04/business/how-cmp-plans-to-pi...

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Comment by Eskutassis on May 5, 2018 at 4:16pm

Penny, I'm afraid that will never happen.

Comment by Penny Gray on May 4, 2018 at 10:30am

I'm assuming if this huge transmission line goes through Maine to help Massachusetts, Massachusetts will allow Maine a natural gas pipeline through their state?

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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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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