Power line from Canada wins key federal permit

Power line from Canada
wins key federal permit

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The line will run under Lake 


Champlain to deliver hydropower to southern New England.

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A power line planned to run under Lake Champlain and link suppliers in Canada with consumers in southern New England has won a key federal permit, clearing its last big regulatory hurdle.

Transmission Developers Inc. announced Monday its TDI-New England subsidiary had received a presidential permit from the U.S. Department of Energy for the 154-mile, $1.2 billion power line, dubbed the New England Clean Power Link. CEO Donald Jessom said construction could start in late 2017 or early 2018.

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Comment by Pineo Girl on December 9, 2016 at 11:47am

I sure hope you are correct Eskutassis!

Comment by Eskutassis on December 9, 2016 at 8:10am

I have a strong feeling that the current administration sees the writing on the wall that his total agenda on climate is about to be wiped clean, and might just need to have SOMETHING positive he will be remembered by.  Wind turbines and solar panels will soon be a thing of the past, and only what is left to rust and deteriorate will remind us of the misguided folly. 

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on December 7, 2016 at 6:04pm

6 places where Canadian ownership of the lines protrude into the U.S. is clearly identifiable.  Not sure if this is direct Canadian in Maine or through their Emera Maine Laundry of profit siphoning. 

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on December 7, 2016 at 5:59pm

If you click on the green tag markers, it should open a popup showing the lake & owner/operator. After studying it further, I came to a conclusion (maybe wrongly) the ends of the Canadian ownership of the actual lines by their U.S. counterparts such as Emera Maine. That which exists but is not shown herein is probably companies like CMP which of course is now Iberdrola, but considered U.S. though probably falsely in many States. 

Comment by Penny Gray on December 7, 2016 at 4:37pm

What an awesome map, Eric Tuttle!

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on December 7, 2016 at 1:48pm

"Canadian Power Interactive Map"

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Enlarge to full screen then zoom in

Interactive map shows hydropower infrastructure in Canada

This appears to be an old rendition as the $5.2B MEPCO line and the Stud Mill Consolidate line are both completed.

Comment by Pineo Girl on December 7, 2016 at 12:22pm

Hydro! Obama supporting Hydro!! This is a good thing - a little late but a good thing!

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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