Project postponed: Beothuck Energy wind farm project in N.S. moved down priority list

Project postponed:
Beothuck Energy wind farm project
in N.S. moved down priority list

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St. John’s-based Beothuk Energy’s proposed $4-billion, offshore wind energy development for the southern tip of Nova Scotia is on the backburner two years after it was unveiled.

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It was supposed to be a boon for Yarmouth’s economy.

A 200-kilometre undersea high-voltage transmission line, dubbed the Can-Am Link, was to connect the 1,000-megawatt energy project to the Boston area. Wind turbines on gravity bases were to sit in water no deeper than 30 metres.

The first phase, expected to produce 300-400 megawatts of electricity, was to come online in four to five years. The number of jobs to be created would have been close to 1,000 for that phase alone.

In late December 2015, Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood called the project “exciting.”

But now, halfway through the projected schedule to get the first phase of the project up and running, a Beothuk Energy partner is saying the mega-wind farm off the southern tip of Nova Scotia is no longer a top priority.

“You cannot work on six projects at the same time,” said Lars Thaaning Pedersen, co-chief executive officer of Copenhagen Offshore Partners, in an interview. “It costs too much and this Yarmouth project is not the highest priority.”

Kirby Mercer, chief executive officer for Beothuk Energy, did not reply to repeated requests for an interview about this massive, proposed wind energy development.

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

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"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."

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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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