Clearview Peddles12 cents per kwh for Wind vs 6½ cents per kwh for the current "standard offer" in Maine
We are constantly criticizing the high cost per Megawatt Hour of intermittent wind power. While people can shop around for a better deal than the default "Standard Offer" approved by Maine's PUC, seldom do people make a conscious choice to spend more on wind power supplied electricity when given the choice. Now in this article by Tux Turkel of the Portland Press herald comes proof. http://www.pressherald.com/2015/07/15/texas-based-power-seller-draw...
From the article:
In the case of Clearview, a review of the company’s rates in CMP’s service area shows that they are well above the standard offer. On its website, the company features two “Green Energy” plans. One is a fixed rate for 12 months at 11.99 cents per kilowatt hour. The second is a fixed rate through the end of 2015, at 9.49 cents/kwh. The current standard offer rate for CMP home customers, which expires at the end of the year, is 6.5 cents/kwh.
Clearview does business in 13 states. It’s one of the largest green and renewable retail energy providers in North America, according to Tammi Stroud, the company’s vice president of sales.
It began operations June 9. According to a map provided by the company, sales are concentrated in Greater Portland, Brunswick, Lewiston-Auburn, Augusta and Waterville. The company also has plans to go door-to-door in Emera Maine’s service area around Bangor.