What New England’s foolhardy, clean energy policy looks like

Chris O'Neil from Friends of Maine's Mountains Makes an impassioned and fact driven expose' of what happened to ISO-NE on Sept 8th.  Our wind farms failed to produce when they were called on during a peak period that lasted most of the day.  Prices went from $30 per MWH to nearly $1,000 per MWH during that period.  So much for "Free" Wind.

https://bangordailynews.com/2015/09/14/opinion/contributors/what-ne...

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 14, 2015 at 5:02pm

Penny do you have a link to the comments when you're viewing them?

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 14, 2015 at 5:01pm

Maybe I am back on the BDN S*%# list again then.... LOL 

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 14, 2015 at 4:55pm

Wind turbines themselves need power from the grid to work. A blackout knocks them out, too. If they were providing power at the time, that loss aggravates the effect of the blackout.

These things are not GENERATORS with large massive Magnets. They are ALTERNATORS that require a power source to create the magnetic fields through electrical windings,  to have the rotating windings generate the added electricity captured by the conversion of Wind to Rotational activity. Reducing the energy for the Field windings, decreases the output of the Rotor windings. 

Comment by Penny Gray on September 14, 2015 at 4:52pm

No, I was able to comment.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 14, 2015 at 4:25pm

Is this article CLOSED to comments?

Comment by Penny Gray on September 14, 2015 at 4:20pm

Great opinion piece!

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

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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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