CMP ready to deal over hydro transmission project, lawmaker says

...............He said a top CMP official called him late Friday to say that a new offer was on the table that is aimed at appeasing stakeholders, including Public Advocate Barry Hobbins.

“Including education, community development, broadband,” he said. “Barry Hobbins is going to get his money for the low-income piece.”...............................One big question remains — whether CMP can win backing from any environmental groups. The Conservation Law Foundation, a regional environmental organization, issued a press release late Friday calling for a benefits package similar to the one Landry described. CLF also called for grid improvements that would facilitate the development of renewable energy in Maine.

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/02/04/news/state/cmp-ready-to-deal...

CMP to negotiate benefits of $1 billion transmission line for Maine customers

The company will meet with PUC staff and affected parties about securing more benefits for Maine customers and communities in exchange for the project to bring Quebec hydropower to Massachusetts.

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/04/cmp-plans-to-negotiate-trans...

 

Maine solar company ReVision Energy poised to merge with New Hampshire firm

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/02/04/news/midcoast/maine-solar-in...

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Comment by Frank J. Heller, MPA on February 5, 2019 at 10:37am

Today's the day for hearing about CMP's new options/

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/

 

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CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

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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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