Driving on State Rte 4 through the Androscoggin River valley towns of Livermore Falls and Jay, Maine's newest wind project on Canton Mt. was jarring as to how dominating it is in the affected region.  While the Patriot Renewables website touts the project with production figures showing expected capacity factor to the 30.9%, Eric Tuttle has been tracking its output via ISO-NE and shared recent days tracking on a Face Book discussion.  Here is a photo of the project taken from North Jay, as well as the posting of output by Eric Tuttle.  The link to the Canton Mt. page of Patriot Renewables is here:  https://www.patriotrenewables.com/projects/canton-mountain-wind/

Eric Tuttle's tracking for Canton Mt. for this week in usually windy March, far below the capacity factor touted by Patriot Renewables:

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Comment by John F. Hussey on March 29, 2018 at 7:37pm
Comment by Penny Gray on March 29, 2018 at 6:01pm

Those turbines look like they're giving us the finger.  Saving the planet?  I don't think so.  The joke's on us, and the mountains aren't laughing.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 29, 2018 at 5:20pm

Thanks. I think I will adjust the chart to reflect just the 7 until another can be verified. Not that one less will make a difference in the percentage, just the power output. Today though Zero is still Zero. Although Canton Mtn is starting to pick up a bit, reaching 4.45%. Whoopeee!

Comment by Brad Blake on March 29, 2018 at 5:11pm

Eric, I saw the same number on the website but counted only 7 that were visible to me from North Jay.  Maybe someone from Dixfield or some place to the west of the ridge can verify the count. 

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 29, 2018 at 4:59pm

The article I read, stated that there were 8 turbines slated for Canton Mtn. though I only see 7.  Was there another not in the image Brad?

Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 29, 2018 at 3:31pm

Here is a look at some of these eagle killers 45 miles away from Redding, Ca

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 29, 2018 at 3:04pm

Canton Mtn did not start getting recorded until yesterday so it is only included in the last line of the image. However, it has been fairly close to Spruce Mtn nearby so I doubt the average is much different.

In the past I have been able to record a daily tabulation, a weekly tabulation and a running account of the Annual average.

Starting yesterday I have started to download the daily samplings with their times in CSV format for those that wish to plug in a particular day into a spreadsheet. 

The image shows Day 87 (yesterday) 2nd being the average MPH windspeed across Maine, with the third column being the number of samples taken, and 6th being the STATE average production for the day.

Those that browse with Chrome should be able to scroll and visit the entire chart, however, some that use Native Windows Browsers have found limitations.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vR4crq39r9H4gL1... 

Comment by Art Brigades on March 29, 2018 at 2:36pm

Oh, come on, Pollyanna. Those turbines aren't for generating electricity...they're for collecting dollars, guaranteed.

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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