Zinke told attendees at the April wind power conference that BOEM was opening an additional 2,711 square miles for potential wind farm development, more than 20 times larger than the Empire Wind lease area in the New York Bight, a broad expanse of ocean south of Long Island and east of New Jersey. It seemed to be everything NYSERDA asked for and more. The decision opens the possibi

Brian Redmond, a current Deepwater board member, was a managing director at Enron and received what a Senate Finance Committee investigation listed as a $300,000 “pre-bankruptcy bonus.” Redmond was never accused of any wrongdoing. Then, there are the questions raised about campaign contributions to Cuomo by Deepwater-linked individuals.

But Deepwater Wind emphasized that it is separate from GE and has “no relationship with Enron.” “We are owned principally, and always have been, by our major investor D.E. Shaw,” a Deepwater Wind representative said.

lity of rows and rows of wind turbines the height of skyscrapers plotted out in an area twice the size of Long Island........................


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Comment by Rob P on April 17, 2018 at 11:13am

 Chris Wissemann, the coo of Deepwater, is former Enron. 





Mr. Wissemann is Chief Operating Officer of Deepwater Wind Holdings. He manages

Deepwater Wind’s technical operations along with planning strategy and development. Mr.

Wissemann founded one of Deepwater Wind’s predecessors after a career in alternative and

renewable energy that spanned 25 years including positions ranging from engineering to business

development to chief operating officer. His career in energy has included positions at companies

from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, including Turner Construction, Energy

Investment, Enron, and Northern Power Systems.

Mr. Wissemann’s focus has been on non-traditional power development - from solar and wind to

cogeneration and Independent power production. He is conversant in technical aspects of power

generation technologies as well as economics, permitting, and finance. He has particularly

focused on conforming implementation and contract structures of non-traditional power projects

to fit within traditional project finance standards. He has negotiated and implemented dozens of

long term contracts with utilities and customers - both for power generation and efficiencyderived


Mr. Wissemann earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Energy Studies from Brown University.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on April 16, 2018 at 8:33pm

They are not Enron because the industry has evolved. Their ability to corrupt the media, conservation groups and government agencies has escalated since the day of Enron.

Comment by arthur qwenk on April 16, 2018 at 2:15pm

Keep them there!

The reason NYers come to Maine is because it does not look like New Jersey, NYC or the metropolitan Long Island New York area.

This is  a serious reason to keep this feckless scourge far away  from Maine. 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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