First Posted Here 4/12/12
Who thinks that the Maine PUBLIC Utilities Commission is looking out for the public after yesterday's decision, ignoring their staff?
Is there anyone who believes this to be the case?
Former Governor Baldacci's former Chief of Staff Kurt Adams took over $ 1million in stock options from his then future employer First Wind while Chairman of the PUC. While there, Adams helped grease the skids for the…Continue
Added by Whetstone_Willy on September 29, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments
Added by Long Islander on September 29, 2012 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments
C'mon Angus, how can you look the people of Maine who trusted you straight in the eye and tell them that they are living in the Saudi Arabia of Wind, when you know that this same line is being told to residents of at least 14 other states?
Come-on lines like this appeal to the greed in people in hopes that they drop their guard and suspend the use of common sense. You see the same thing in those emails from Nigeria that tell…Continue
Added by Whetstone_Willy on September 29, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment
By Tux Turkel email@example.com
Read the article here: …Continue
Added by Long Islander on September 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — 14 Comments
When the wind blows too hard, and there is not enough draw on the grid, the turbines have to be shut down. That means that the wind producers can't make money, and they now are being PAID to shut down their turbines. You just can't make this stuff up. How inefficient!!!!! How STUPID!!!! What a waste.
Added by Jim Lutz on September 29, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments
There are currently more than 14,000 wind turbines that have been ABANDONED asross the USA. I hope this is not the future of Maine. With the subsidies likely being pulled at the end of this year, who is going to have to pay for removing the towers that have already been put up? They needed 15 years to fund the removal costs according to Maine Law. We are not there yet, but it is something to think about. …Continue
Added by Jim Lutz on September 29, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments
This is scarey. If Malcolm is really involved in all of this, and it doesn't sound good (after reading the Portland Herald article in the link below), I am sure he will have some big legal expenses if he doesn't wind up losing his company. To think he and Cianbro would be developing an industrial wind farm on Greenland Ridge overlooking East Grand Lake in Danforth, Maine, makes me wonder what else is going on.
I wonder what other sites these folks were considering. Malcom's company…Continue
Added by bill beavers on September 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Check out these articles, and then visit the Keep It Grand website (http://www.keepitgrand.org).
Looks like Malcolm French and Cianbro are in for some tough times with Greenland Ridge project,
or at least will be experiencing some delays while the legal issues get sorted out.…Continue
Added by bill beavers on September 28, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments
After many months the UMPI website is declaring:
"Repairs are complete and the wind turbine is once again
spinning. In addition the data gathering system for the
turbine has been restored and the live wind data is currently
Added by Harrison Roper on September 27, 2012 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment
The UMPI turbine seems to be working! At 4:00 pm today (9/26/12) the website reports rotor rpm at 18.1; generator rpm 28.6; power 354KW, and a 30-hour net gain of about 4500 KWH. This is the largest net gain reported in months. The turbine's installed capacity is 600 KW, or 600X24H=14,400 KWH per day. That's a Capacity Factor of .25 .
Harry Roper Houlton/Danforth
Added by Harrison Roper on September 26, 2012 at 4:34pm — 1 Comment
Crash Barry, Jennifer Bolduc, Amity Beane, Cathy and Allan Ackley, Terri and Norman Mitchell, Chad Luce myself and others have agreed to help in signature collecting.
Who can write the wording? Who wants to see a citizen's petition against WIND?
I see it as one way of saving/stalling the destruction of UT.
this document i have explaining the true logistics of such an operation (written by Maine People's Alliance…Continue
Added by alice mckay barnett on September 26, 2012 at 9:45am — 4 Comments
The UMPI turbine is continuing its partial data reporting. The wind speed seems to vary, and the rotor and generator rpm vary also, but the power being produced has been a steady minus figure for five days, usually
- 0.1 KW. I check this daily.
Net power produced has dropped about 38 kwh in that time. "Power" reported was 25,122 KWH Sept. 19;…Continue
Added by Harrison Roper on September 24, 2012 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment
Dear Fellow Wind Fighters:
I am asking for your help.
We, in the town of Forest, St. Croix County,WI have been fighting against an industrial wind project for two years. The Highland Wind Farm--41 towers 497 foot tall 2.5 MW turbines (likely Nordex N100)--is on the map for our small township. We stopped the project on a local level about one year ago when we recalled the town board based on open records that showed evidence of open meeting violations and possible…Continue
Added by Barry @ SaveOurSeaShore on September 24, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments
Added by Michele Currivan on September 21, 2012 at 10:01pm — 3 Comments
By Brett Boese The Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN Minnesota
Rule Part 7854.1300, Subpart 3. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission can revoke a site permit if it's determined that: • The applicant knowingly made a false statement in the application orin accompanying statements or studies required of the applicant, if a…Continue
Added by Rick Conrad on September 21, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
9/21/12 - UMPI turbine website reports it is ACTUALLY WORKIN , after 180 days.
As of 1:30 PM today, the "live turbine data" web page reports: wind at 7.6 mph, blade pitch at 2 degrees, rotor at 28.8 rpm, 25,000 kwh produced, generator temperature 21 C, power producrion minus 0.1kw, 412 Volts. The bar chart is unchanged and (not labled) it is about 17 months old. The power produced is a puzzle, since it gives no dates. The cute…Continue
Added by Harrison Roper on September 21, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments
Still many Lewes turbine questions hanging
They say they were upgrading the Turbine, but fact is it was destroyed by Lightning.
Cape Gazette By Jerry Lechliter | Sep 21, 2012
When something happens that might…Continue
Added by Barry @ SaveOurSeaShore on September 21, 2012 at 10:30am — 3 Comments
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. — Last month, Gamesa, a major maker of components for…
Added by Ellin Beltz on September 20, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments
Rather, they are referring to how Angus King and his ilk are sucking the lifeblood out of the U.S. treasury.
To say nothing of Maine ratepayers and Maine's wild lands he once…Continue
Added by Whetstone_Willy on September 19, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment
Added by Whetstone_Willy on September 19, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments
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