Distinguishing between residential and industrial wind power in an ordinance

Bethel, Newry, Greenwood, and Woodstock met last night to discuss implementing a regional wind power ordinance. The question on the table right now is how to create an ordinance that will not affect
a private homeowner who wants install wind power. Does anyone know of a good
way to separate the two? 

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usually done by kilowatt or megawatt scale. 1000 kilowatts equal 1 megawatt. A single home usually consumes 20 to 50 kilowatts per day. 100 kilowatt generator is large for a home, but is a good break-off point.
residential is not industrial, it seems schools and plants should be allowed some variance in size if they want to try wind augmentation.
This is basically what Wilton did with their new ordinance, which did open up possibilities for folks who would like to install a residential-scale turbine for their home/farm: "1. Definition. Small wind energy systems have a generating capacity of 100kW or less, and are intended primarily for the generation of electrical
power for on-site use."
And presto, with use limited to "on-site", there is no need to build the CMP $1.6 billion upgrade which is needed for the remotely located industrial wind farms. And presto, you don't get the huge losses in power as the electrons travel hundreds of miles to Connecticut where the ratepayers there are forced by government mandate to buy the wind electrons. Power by the homeowner for the homeowner. And yes I know, it leaves the Governor's wind and transmission line friends out. Sorry.
stop stimulis to industrial and use same amount for private (maching funds, whatever) lots of jobs created for the adminstration of the package
I agree, stopping the stimulus money to industrial and diverting to residential would be a step in the right direction. But how do we get politicians that are paid off by wind companies to listen? Anyone?

alice mckay barnett said:
stop stimulis to industrial and use same amount for private (maching funds, whatever) lots of jobs created for the adminstration of the package
Never give up.

Jill Cross said:
I agree, stopping the stimulus money to industrial and diverting to residential would be a step in the right direction. But how do we get politicians that are paid off by wind companies to listen? Anyone?

alice mckay barnett said:
stop stimulis to industrial and use same amount for private (maching funds, whatever) lots of jobs created for the adminstration of the package

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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."

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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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