CMP, the sister company of Avangrid, owned by Iberdrola proposes a 145-mile swath through Western Maine from approximately Cobern Gore to Lewiston passing through many of Maine's Western Hills along it's Ridges Mountains, Valleys, and nearby communities.

Up front, it appears to be the desperate need for more power for Southern New England to wantfully waste. With the proposal comes two lines from Hydro Quebec and one additional line for Canadian Wind Power. Will the Canadian Wind Power line at some point in time be used as a Main connector line to later attach more Wind from Maine's Western portion of the State? Possibly!

However, could this along with a Northeastern line through Maine proposed by MEPCO, which is comprised of both CMP and EMERA MAINE (owned by Emera Canada) be for the purpose of Negative Pricing the electric market. This gives the appearance that Renewable Energy Sources of Wind or Solar are reducing the cost of overall power on the Grid to the average consumer, however..... Are they edging other sources out of existence?
 



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Comment by Alice Sokolow on August 10, 2017 at 2:50pm

Also the Bonneville Effect where ratepayers pay for sources not generating as well as generating.

How does receiving foreign energy impact our reliability as well as Homeland Security?

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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