Rhode Island Clean Energy RFP - Timeline Update

The "Conditional selection of Bidder(s) for negotiation", originally anticipated as May 2, 2019 has now been moved to an anticipated date of June 14, 2019. Public versions of the bids for Rhode Island's 400MW RFP may be found here - some heavily redacted. Let's hope the old gang from First Wind (Weaver Wind) or the project owned by the government of Communist China in part (Number Nine) are not selected. Let's hope Maine remembers its "Quality of Place", that attribute which will become incredibly more valuable in our increasingly despoiled, noisy and stressful world.

https://ricleanenergyrfp.com/public-versions-of-bids/

Timeline:

https://ricleanenergyrfp.com/timeline/

Timeline Update Notification

https://ricleanenergyrfp.com/2019/05/06/timeline-update/

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Comment by Willem Post on May 11, 2019 at 10:16am

Wind and Solar Wholesale Prices in NE

Here are some wholesale prices of wind electricity RE folks in New England, especially in Maine, do not want to talk about. They would rather dream RE fantasies, obfuscate/fudge the numbers, and aim to convert others to their dream scenarios, somewhat like religious missionaries. See table 2.

 

Cost shifting is rarely mentioned, identified or quantified.

Indirect subsidies are due to loan interest deduction and depreciation deductions.

Direct subsidies are up front grants, waiving of state sales taxes, and/or local property (municipal and school) taxes. See URL.

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/excessive-subsidies-for...

 

Table 7

Subsidies/Cost shifting

NE Wind

NE Solar

 

 

Ridgeline

Field-mounted

 

 

c/kWh

c/kWh

Owner price to utility

 No direct and indirect, no cost shifting

  18 - 20

23 - 27

Owner price to utility

 No direct and indirect

 16 - 18

21 - 25

Owner price to utility

 With direct and indirect

 8.5 - 9

10.5 - 12.5

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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