The project is being proposed by Central Maine Power and Emera Maine


Maine has significant renewable resources that can help the New England states reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By utilizing existing rights-of-way and transmission infrastructure wherever possible, MREI is a cost-effective solution that will deliver 1,200 megawatts (MW) of clean energy to the region, enough to power more than a quarter of a million homes each year.

There are concerns about the threat or possible use of Eminent Domain for this proposed project in the community of Corinna, Maine. It is stated that some local farmers have been contacted and are either in negotiations or have been approached.

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 1, 2016 at 3:15pm

The Google Earth image shows the Red Line as being the line to the Parkman Substation where the Bingham Wind Project will tie. The light blue line serves mainly the Former(s) Dexter Shoe Co and Fayscott facility. The Yellow line is the approximation of the proposed MREI line with the Orange being the area that has been revealed as the probably junction to the Dexter line. Though the Parkman run is a heavier line there may be plans to upgrade the Dexter line southward back to the Pittsfield location. Corinna town proper is south on this image. 

Comment by Long Islander on February 1, 2016 at 2:45pm

"The people who live in the communities along the MREI route are very important stakeholders."

Translation: We will pay them lip service and just do what we want as these people are mere "policy roadkill" as described by the environmental groups who are in our pocket.

This project has the potential to open the floodgates. The plan is to put a turbine anywhere they can get away with it so they can collect their billions in taxpayer money, Maine be damned.

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/

 

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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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