Folks, we have updated our reporting of Maine wind sites output by going back and adding 4th Quarter of 2011 to go with the three Quarters of this year. Also added is some pertinent other information about these sites. Sorry for the diminished size of the original spreadsheet.
I consistently say capacity factor of Maine wind projects is under 25% and you can see these figures make that a true statement! Take away Mars Hill, which performs significantly better than all the others…Continue
The data for the Third Quarter (July, August, September) for production of Maine wind projects has been obtained from the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency (FERC) and the results are, as expected, very poor. The Summer months low production completely offsets the Winter months. Unfortunately, due to air conditioning demand, the need for generation for ISO-New England is greatest when wind power fails the most. If the 4th Quarter mirrors the 2nd Quarter, it appears that in 2012, the average…Continue