Weaver Wind DEP Public Meeting on Thursday night, April 18 in Aurora

The applicant is the old gang from First Wind. 100% of visitors thought the project would have no effect or a positive effect on their likelihood to visit the pond in the future according to their survey.

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a second public meeting on Thursday, April 18 at the Airline School in Aurora from 6-8 pm.

Download the draft site analysis here:

Weaver%20Wind%2C%20LLC%20Draft%20Staff%20Analysis%20-%20Copy.pdf

From this document:

According to the applicant's survey, 100% of visitors thought the project would have no effect or a positive effect on their likelihood to visit the pond in the future.

A POSITIVE effect!

Again, the company behind Weaver Wind consists largely of the old FIRST WIND gang.

Paul Gaynor - CEO

Peter Keel - CFO

Charles Spiliotos - CIO

Matt Kearns - Chief Development Officer

https://www.longroadenergy.com/about-us/#team

Weaver Wind, Hancock County

Application for Site Location of Development and Natural Resource Protection Act Permit for Grid-Scale Wind Energy Development

Weaver Wind, LLC proposes a 22-turbine, 72.6 MW wind energy facility in the Towns of Eastbrook and Osborn. The applications were accepted as complete on November 13, 2018. Weaver Wind had previously submitted application for a 23-turbine, 75.9 MW facility; that application was withdrawn on August 28, 2015 at Weaver Wind's request.

For more information, please contact Maria Eggett at 207-446-7120. Comments can be emailed to WeaverWindProject.DEP@maine.gov

Application materials

https://www.maine.gov/dep/land/projects/weaver-wind/index.html

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Outraged in Osborn

https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2017/09/23/outraged-in-osborn/

SunEdison withdraws application to build wind farm in Hancock County

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Comment by Dan McKay on April 14, 2019 at 10:56am

I bet this project hasn't a power purchase agreement in hand and will not get financing unless they do.

Under DEP  "Financial Capacity" Section
"The applicant also submitted a letter from KeyBank, dated August 29, 2018 stating that Longroad Energy Partners, LLC would likely be able to obtain financing for the project."
Comment by Penny Gray on April 14, 2019 at 10:17am

We all know how these public meetings hosted by the wind industry go.  Too bad all the residents of all the towns already targeted  and victimized by the wind industry couldn't attend and take over the meeting with a real explanation of what's about to happen, and the real impact this project will have on their lives.  All these plans should have the transmission lines clearly marked on them, as the transmission lines snaking through rural Maine have an impact, too.

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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