Amen to this letter!  Thank You Sandra Howard!  Is it any wonder that Barry Hobbins has his hand right out there?

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/12/letter-to-the-editor-power-l...

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Comment by Barbara Durkin on November 12, 2018 at 10:11am

Iberdrola/CMP/Avangrid, a brief history- 

Vineyard Wind-
 
Scott Farmelant Vineyard Wind PR:

“Vineyard Wind is a stand alone joint venture co-owned by two corporate partners, with one being Avangrid Renewables, the other being Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.” 

Central Maine Power (CMP) is wholly owned by Avangrid/Iberdrola.  

 

Article clips on Vineyard Wind-

 
‘Low returns deter pension funds from offshore wind’
 

“At Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Senior Partner Christina Grumstrup Sørensen declines to comment on the development of returns in offshore wind turbines.”

https://amwatch.dk/AMNews/Pension/article9373654.ece

 

6/20/18

Division of Marine Fisheries Director states, 

“There are no details about how feedback from the fishing industry will be evaluated and applied to the project,” Pierce wrote and underlined. “There is a general lack of accountability procedures related to impacts to fisheries.”

http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20180620/state-wants-added-wind-fa...

 
“Avangrid Renewables [Iberdrola] will not release the amount of power actually produced after more than a year of operation, said company spokesman Paul Copleman.”
 
 

‘Baker adviser helped energy firms land big Mass. contracts’

 

“[Jim] Conroy, an experienced political strategist who managed Baker’s 2014 campaign and is a key adviser on his reelection bid, also worked with Vineyard Wind LLC and Central Maine Power Co., helping the companies beat out competitors for what will be two of New England’s biggest energy projects.

Conroy helped Vineyard Wind, a joint venture owned by Connecticut-based Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, to win contracts that would enable a wind farm to be built with as many as 100 turbines spinning about 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.”

 

“On the wind farm effort, Conroy works with Christian Scorzoni of Boston public affairs firm Travaglini, Eisenberg & Kiley LLC, which lobbies on behalf of Vineyard Wind...”

 
July 20, 2018

Vineyard Wind  50% shareholder  owns CMP

“Regulators open new probe into complaint that CMP has been gouging customers”

 

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/07/18/puc-launches-new-investigation-into-cmp-rates/

 


July 19, 2018

‘More than 600 customers sue CMP, claiming the company overcharged them, then gave them ‘the cold shoulder’

The complaint requests class-action status and damages for clients who say their bills soared and the company was slow to look into the problem.

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/07/19/more-than-600-cmp-customers-file-lawsuit-saying-they-were-overcharged/

 
July 18, 2018 
“The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted Wednesday morning to open an investigation into Central Maine Power Co.’s rates, saying the utility’s returns on investment exceed its allowable amount.”
 
Vineyard Wind 50% shareholder sacked-

‘Footprint cuts ties with Iberdrola’

4/16/18

"They didn't complete the project by the deadline," Silverstein said. "That fact, and other contractual issues and disputes between the parties left us with no choice but to terminate the contract."

 
April 2018
HALLOWELL (WGME) -- The Maine Public Utilities Commission ruled that CMP customers disputing their high bills will have to pay the undisputed portion to avoid disconnection while the company is under investigation.
 

"We're too old for this," said Judy Hopkins, a CMP customer in Pownal.

She was cracking jokes on Wednesday, but said the January bill she and her husband got from CMP was no laughing matter.

"Just about had a heart attack," Hopkins said.

https://wgme.com/news/i-team/i-team-puc-modifies-disconnection-rules-during-investigation-into-cmp

Maine Democratic Party

“CMP Parent Company Promised Consumer Savings After Passage of GOP Tax Bill, Then CMP Overcharged Maine Customers”

 
11/18/17
[A U.S. District Court filed Class Action] “lawsuit alleges that 14.7 million customers in New England were affected by “a unique monopoly” between Eversource and Avangrid that resulted in $3.6 billion in over charges...”
 
Vineyard Wind 50% owner- 
‘Iberdrola chief says global renewable sector facing Enron-style endgame’ 

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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