I have finally found some information on Maine wind power production - on the FERC website, which has quarterly reports on industrial wind farms: First Wind's Stetson I& II (capacity 82.5MW …Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Willem Post Dec 5, 2011.
Interested citizens: In the March 4, 2009 LURC hearing in Bangor, staff remarked that the proposed permit for Stetson II there is a clause that requires First Wind to submit to LURC a PROTOCOL FOR…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Moore Apr 8, 2010.
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On Friday 12/17/10 the third quarter FERC power output summary data on Stetson and Mars Hill were finally posted on the internet. Stetson produced approx. 15% of its installed capacity; Mars Hill produced approx. 32.75 of its installed capacity. The "approximate" is because the summary data are reported rounded to thousands of mWh.
Mars Hill sells all of its power output to the grid at a set price, $49/mWh. Stetson sells in a complex auction market, and prices have varied from time to time from zero to hundreds of dollars per mWh.
UMPI's turbine production averaged 1941.5 kWh per day 12/2 thru 12/11, which was 15.6% of installed capacity.
December is supposed to be a windy month.
Harry Roper - Houlton/Danforth
The term "installed capacity" refers to the amount of power an industrial wind facility would produce under ideal wind conditions; but such ideal wind conditions rarely (if ever) occur.
Wind Farm Proposal and Permits usually refer to the ratio of actual power to be produced compared to this production ideal as "an expected capacity…Continue
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:36pm — 3 Comments
September's power production from the UMPI turbine was unsurprisingly low: it averaged 1190 kWh per day, Capacity Factor .082. The solar array generated 60 kWh per day.
Harrison Roper Houlton/Danforth
Posted on October 2, 2013 at 11:51am — 1 Comment
According to its public website, the UMPI turbine generated 63873 kWh in June, July, and August 2013. Its installed capacity is 600 kilowatts, or 14,400 kWh per day; it actually averaged only 701.9 kWh per day, a Capacity Factor .051. This is 1/20 of its installed capacity, or 1 hour and 10 minutes of good wind per day.
If your mind shuts down in such a blizzard of figures, you are at the mercy of the wind promoters. You…Continue
Posted on September 26, 2013 at 10:13am
The UMPI turbine had pretty poor wind for the first ten days of June. It generated just 11,621 kWh. If there was a perfect wind, if would generate 14,400 kWh in just one day (600 kW X 24 hrs)!
But the wind lately has been far from perfect; in fact, the UMPI turbine actually consumed grid power on June 7 (-10 kWh) and June 9 (-8 kWh). …Continue
Posted on June 11, 2013 at 3:30pm