FORUM ON PENDING EXPANSION OF THE ENERGY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

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New England Clean Energy Procurement Project Proposals

Date: Friday, March 11, 2016

Time: 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Maple Hill Farm, 11 Inn Road, Hallowell

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New England Clean Energy Procurement Project Proposals

A consortium of New England states and electric utilities issued a joint RFP to identify projects that will advance the clean energy goals of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and received 24 bids for large solar, wind, fuel cell and hydro generation and transmission projects. The proposals total several thousand megawatts across the Northeast. Winning bids will be chosen this spring, potentially resulting in power purchase agreements (PPAs) before the end of the year.

E2Tech has invited companies submitting complex transmission plans to break down their projects’ scale and scope, including infrastructure upgrades, investment opportunities, environmental benefits, and energy capacity.

  • Maine Renewable Energy Interconnect – Maine utilities Central Maine Power and Emera Maine submitted a joint proposal to deliver enough wind energy – 1200 MW – to power at least a quarter-million homes in southern New England.
  • Maine Clean Power Connection (MCPC) – CMP’s separate proposal builds on their existing system and corridors to expand Maine’s bulk power transmission system to gather and transmit up to 550 MW of clean energy.
  • NextEra Bidding Affiliates – NextEra Energy, New Hampshire Transmission, and their partners will integrate up to 661 MW of clean energy resources with investments to alleviate system constraints to deliver electricity to New England energy consumers.

These projects will necessitate investment in new transmission lines and substations. And, ratepayers in other states may bear the costs – a key point for Maine policymakers – while providing price stability and energy diversity across the grid.

Speakers include:

  • Thorn Dickinson, Vice President of Business Development – Iberdrola USA
  • Alan Richardson, President and Chief Operating Officer – Emera Maine

This is a timely forum on potentially the largest renewable energy projects in Maine.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

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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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