"EUT Committee Work Session"
on LD 1513 & LD 1315
February 11th, 2016

This video is only about 10 minutes in length
for that which concerned power.


The remaining bill that I did not stay for after all the scheduling shuffle was :
L.D. 881 An Act To Allow the Public Utilities Commission To Contract for Liquefied Natural Gas Storage and Distribution

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 26, 2016 at 2:02pm

Where this is late in the day, I must wonder if the corporations got their way and this will be a ....

"Slam Dunk !"

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 26, 2016 at 1:54pm

"Update"

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 12, 2016 at 10:31pm

I believe you hit the Nail on the Head - LI - though they can generate, they can not in their own transmission coverage areas currently. LD 1513 is or will be designed when amended either to deny or permit them, though given the mood of the legislature I think the latter will be the outcome no matter the vote of ought or ought not to pass. A review of the current reasoning of why these new line expansion proposals are before us is also in order given the mid west and western states seem to build upward to expand, not outward. They seem to be able to utilize their current existing ROW's for such expansion while in Maine it seems to be more for land acquisition serving the needs of Canada and southern New England with Maine as an Energy Farm or an umbilical between the two.  

Comment by Long Islander on February 12, 2016 at 10:21pm

Rep. Dion's bill LD 1513 will create a loophole so companies like Iberdrola (where ex-Gov Baldacci is Vice Chair of their newly formed Avangrid affiliate) will be able to own wind projects. Presently a transmission company cannot be in the wind business. That is about to change unless the handmaidens of the special interests can be stopped in their tracks. Baldacci committed himself to this in September 2009 upon his return from a trip to Europe where he met (as Governor) with Iberdrola. It has been written that Iberdrola hosted that trip. How big of them.

LD 1513 seems to allow someone like Iberdrola to set up "conflict companies" (like Avangrid), calling them "affiliates", thinking we the people are so stupid that we'd think they wouldn't work with each other to their mutual benefit. Even without conspiring with each other, they'd both inherently know how to get things done to fatten their own wallets at the expense of ratepayers, etc. These so called firewalls are an insult to Mainers' intelligence.

Iberdrola and Avangrid have the same Chairman: Ignacio Galan.

How stupid are they to think we don't see through this bald faced loophole creation to benefit the billionaires?

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 12, 2016 at 4:01pm

Just received as current schedule:

WORK SESSION AGENDA

ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

 

2/18/2016 - 1:00 PM - Cross Building, Room 211

(L.D. 1513) Bill "An Act To Clarify Laws Relating to Affiliate Ownership of Electric Generation"

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 12, 2016 at 3:34pm

They voted Ought not to Pass on LD 1315......... They voted to Table LD 1513 pending better clarification on the amendment that we received a few days ago. 

Comment by Paula D Kelso on February 12, 2016 at 3:01pm

Put my speaker on as loud as possible, but my hearing isn't so good.

Can you clarify for me. I think they voted to table 1513, but I'm not sure what they did on 1315.

Thank you so much for posting, Eric.

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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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