The Wind Industry Does Not Want Mainers to See this Video

Not as long as we get Noreasters.

The AWEA claims that wind "farms" survive hurricanes:

"In summary: wind turbines can survive hurricanes. It’s up to existing projects, project developers, turbine manufacturers and the industry as a whole, to update the public on how turbines handle extreme weather events".

http://www.aweablog.org/hurricane-irene-and-its-impact-on-wind-farms/

In light of the apparent near total destruction of the Punta Lima wind project in Hurricane Maria, where is the update from the wind industry? When viewing the following video, note there are a few long blades. These are the normal length. Everything else was snapped off. It's hard to imagine that the nacelles survived any better than the blades.

MUST SEE VIDEO of wind project destroyed by Hurricane Maria:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AAHJs-j3uw

Related Background

“Gestamp will continue investing and creating jobs and wealth on the island, participating in the change needed to produce cheaper, cleaner and inexhaustible energy for the people of Puerto Rico,” Mateache said during the wind farm’s inauguration on Wednesday.

The Gestamp executive was joined at the event by Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Fortuño.

https://www.evwind.es/2012/08/23/gestamp-inaugurates-wind-farm-in-p...

A multi-disciplinary renewable energy team from New York-based CohnReznick LLP, along with key members of Reznick Capital Markets Securities, helped Gestamp pull off the sale and leaseback transaction......The Punta Lima wind farm has a power purchase and operating agreement with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, which contracted 100 percent of the energy produced along with the renewable energy credits.

http://newsismybusiness.com/punta-lima-wind-farm-sold-to-sovereign-...

Note that Gestamp Renewables, which built this wind project, has a biomass operation in Berlin, NH. 

http://www.gestampbiomass.com/en/business/innovating-projects/berli...

Riberas to sell Gestamp Wind by the slice - report

https://renewablesnow.com/news/riberas-to-sell-gestamp-wind-by-the-...

For the third project, the Punta Lima wind farm, we are simply unable to reconcile the costs provided in
discovery with the modeled value.We have no explanation for these deviations.

http://energia.pr.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Expert-Report-Reve...

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Comment by Long Islander on March 13, 2018 at 7:22pm
Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 30, 2017 at 7:51pm

Pay particular attention to the White Battery Storage trailers (I presume) with the sea of black destroyed Solar Panels. Hail and Ice can reek as much havoc with them in northern climates.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 30, 2017 at 7:48pm

The reason for the words "NOT FOR BROADCAST" is that once the creator allows it to be broadcast they must purchase the rights, and often they own it and can silence it, as the creator no longer has any rights unless negotiated or pays a royalty. To insure that no other makes a profit, Not for Broadcast is often used, but usually is throughout the video even if just a trace so transparent that it is not visible. Digitally It can be detected. Even my nearly 500 hours of works has a digital trace marking. Promote this video clip of his far and wide every chance you get. 

Comment by Penny Gray on September 30, 2017 at 7:24pm

That video of the destroyed wind farm should be shown nationwide.  The Amish are the only folks who wouldn't be concerned with the performance of wind turbines in high winds.

Comment by Frank Haggerty on September 30, 2017 at 7:20pm
Feel free to embed the Youtube link above as it will generate revenue per view.
Thanks!

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Comment by Penny Gray on September 30, 2017 at 7:09pm

Why does the video say "NOT FOR BROADCAST"?

Comment by Frank Haggerty on September 30, 2017 at 6:37pm

Subject: Punta Lima, Puerto Rico Wind Farm Bought By Sovereign Bank for $88M-- 2013


Subject: Can we find the permit application for this wind farm destroyed by Maria?
 
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More Safety & Security --FDIC Insured 
 

Punta Lima, Puerto Rico--  wind farm sold to Sovereign Bank for $88M-- 2013 


Look at the photo of the wind farm here:
 

Punta Lima wind farm destroyed 2017 

 
It's the same one that Hurricane Maria destroyed:
 
It would be interesting to sort through the application and see if the question of hurricanes was raised -- and how the windies responded.

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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