Explanation of why Maine electric bills (CMP's) skyrocketing 13.7% next month

For one, I guess we can thank Massachusetts and Maine environmental groups for preventing desperately needed natural gas pipelines to come into New England. New England is near some of the planet's richest natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania - an abundant and relatively clean fuel - the reason far less CO2 is emitted today and almost no particulates. But the wind developers must be protected by their friends in the so called environmental groups. 13.7% is a GIANT hit on the wallets of people trying to just get by. Where is the action in Augusta to do whatever it takes to get those pipelines built?

CMP bills will include explanation of 13.7% rate hikes

The company says higher prices for electricity are being charged by generators, not by CMP, which charges only for delivering power to customers.

“We are reminding customers that the energy supply rates for residential customers who choose Standard Offer supply will rise 13.7 percent in January. This is not a CMP increase. This is the increase in the cost of energy supplied largely by natural gas-fired generation companies,” Doug Herling, president and chief executive officer of CMP, said in a statement Thursday.

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/27/cmp-electric-bills-will-incl...

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Permian Basin producers have had to give away their gas as pipeline bottlenecks worsen

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Comment by Willem Post on December 30, 2018 at 11:13am

Increased Renewables per Capita Leads to Higher Household Electric Rates

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/land-and-sea-area-for-v...

 

The below graph shows countries with high levels of wind, solar, etc., also have high levels of household electric rates.

 

Politicians and bureaucrats find ways to place the cost burden of renewables (such as subsidies, grants, taxes, fees and surcharges) mostly on households, but give a free pass to the industrial and commercial sectors low for "competitive reasons"

 

Industry and commerce are vastly better organized and have vastly more political clout, and are much less easily swayed/bamboozled/conned than households.

Comment by Willem Post on December 30, 2018 at 11:07am

Increased Renewables per Capita Leads to Higher Household Electric Rates

 

The below graph shows countries with high levels of wind, solar, etc., also have high levels of household electric rates. See URL for graph

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/land-and-sea-area-for-v...

Politicians and bureaucrats find ways to place the cost burden of renewables (such as subsidies, grants, taxes, fees and surcharges) mostly on households, but give a free pass to the industrial and commercial sectors low for "competitive reasons"

 

Industry and commerce are vastly better organized and have vastly more political clout, and are much less easily swayed/bamboozled/conned than households.

scatterplot-electricity-cost-vs-installed-renewable-capacity.png

 

Comment by Dan McKay on December 28, 2018 at 7:28pm

     Maine can put an end to in-state natural gas fueled electrical generation by simply allowing the Hydro Line to proceed. It is the same as having a 1040 megawatt generator built in Lewiston, Maine. Existing natural gas pipelines in Maine are more than adequate to supply fuel for heating only.

   The pipeline constraints that skyrocket the New England price of electricity is a winter phenomenon that simply requires larger capacity pipes in Southern New England for plants in Southern New England. Electricity can easily flow from Southern New England to Northern New England.
    Southern New England isn't about to commission any more natural gas combustion because of their self imposed emission caps. 
    Maine needs to look North for reliable and low cost electricity, hold firm against any further in-state wind generation. Keep solar out of the distribution system. Advance our own hydro. Provide incentive to the academic study of nuclear power sources.  
    We must start considering how being a small element of the ISO-NE regional network can leave us at the mercy of the much larger elements of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Not only are we held hostage in the winter with their adverse stance on natural gas, but their considerable more use of air conditioning per megawatt during the summer than our proportional air conditioning requirement forces soaring summer costs upon us. 

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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