Wind Transmission: Stopping the Monster Line

Wherever in the world wind power is installed to significant degree, new transmission lines must be built, lest the spurting occasional wind-produced electricity will thermally overload the existing lines and severely disrupt the otherwise reliable grid. Yet in Maine, when the $1.4 Billion CMP upgrade (Maine Power Reliability Project) was forced down ratepayers' throats at ratepayer expense, we were told that this project was needed because Maine had "aging transmission lines", despite the fact our lines are always maintained and Maine's population growth is forecast as basically nil over the next 20 years. The fact of the matter is that this was a costly lie perpetrated on Mainers and Maine businesses as a special favor to the wind industry and our PUC completely betrayed us on this one. In fact, their own staff objected to this expenditure but the three PUC commissioners overruled them. 

More reading on how Mainers were betrayed here:

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/maine-electricity-rates...

Germans Balk at Plan for Wind Power Lines

If the lines are not built, supporters said, the stress on the existing power grid will be enormous. 

Dozens of protest groups have sprung up over the past year along the 500-mile path of the project, SuedLink, one of four high-voltage direct current lines that are to carry wind-generated power from north to south.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/world/europe/germans-balk-at-plan...

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Comment by Martha thacker on December 29, 2014 at 9:35am

"But citizens living in the areas proposed for the half-mile-wide transmission lines say they worry that the magnetic fields from the lines could harm their health"

Maybe this is one of the reasons for foot dragging on our 1.4 billion dollar :upgrades". It was stated in First Wind's SEC reports that NY and ME would have their new transmission lines by 2011. So all that turbine power would have some place to go. 

More current SEC reports from First Wind state the grid congestion is a positive. Don't hold out a lot of hope for ISO, FERC, First Wind  or Augusta to suddenly see the error of their ways. Do see the banks, which are so necessary to constantly prop up a horrific business model, as collapsing under their own weight . And a little gambling problem. he he 

Comment by Jim Wiegand on December 28, 2014 at 12:58pm

Part of the wind industry's fraud on society is their plans to install many thousands of turbines they have not yet disclosed.  This corruption chips away a piece or project at a time but it is truly silent fraud on the people. This project is a feeder line for many of these future projects.

 

 

Another fraud of many being put on by this corrupt renewable energy club is their lie that twists these useless hulks into a climate saving necessity. If the Department of Energy were not part of this climate saving fraud, they would step in and put a stop to it.

 

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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