CMP rate increase takes effect Friday


CMP Rate increase
takes effect Friday


Free Trade Forced Fundraising for Iberdrola Projects ?

Central Maine Power customers will see an increase in the delivery portion of their electricity bills beginning Friday, the result of several unrelated changes approved by federal and state utility regulators.

For a typical home customer, the delivery portion will rise by 7 percent. That will add $3.12 to an average bill of $78.47. The $3.12 figure assumes a household is using 550 kilowatt hours a month and receiving its energy supply from the state’s standard offer service.

Just a Thought!

Will this extra funding help Pre-Fund the proposed joint venture between CMP and Emera Maine to establish the beginning of a completely new transmission line from northern Aroostook county? A line that is to be specifically for Wind Power from the North. Is it strange how this comes at the time of this proposal ?


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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on June 30, 2016 at 3:30pm

There is a new project aloof...... MEPCO 2017-- & a separate CMP project, both for Wind.......  As was mentioned in at least one of this past sessions testimony in Augusta, they claimed they are in need of increases for past financial issues. I believe this was in a Video about Net Metering changes. Probably why they do not wish to pay you or I for any power we may place on the Grid, even though they are forced to do so for Industrial Wind or Solar over a certain capacity.

From the article: The largest share of the increase is related to the expiration of transmission cost refunds previously approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Comment by Penny Gray on June 30, 2016 at 3:02pm

19% for small businesses, 38% jump for big businesses.  And we wonder why all the businesses are closing?

Comment by Penny Gray on June 30, 2016 at 2:56pm

Is this 7% on top of the 19% jump in delivery charges?

Comment by Frank J. Heller, MPA on June 30, 2016 at 2:37pm

I thought this was to pay back the loans that resulted in the transmission lines to move wind farm power to the south and north?  Am I wrong but isn't this an annual increase?

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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