For more than a year, citizens in the western Maine town of Greenwood, home to scenic ponds and Mt. Abram Ski Resort, have worked on a serious revamping of their local wind ordinance. Calpine wants to install 13 wind turbines at 590 ft in height along three mountain ridges that extend to the south of Mt. Abram.
There will be a Special Town Meeting on Monday, August 6, 2018 at the American Legion Hall in Locke Mills, the major village in the Town of Greenwood. This will be an up or…Continue
Added by Brad Blake on July 29, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Here we go again, as usual! We are in the midst of a heat wave, with the highest demands of the year on the New England grid. We need to dispatch more power as demand soars far beyond base load. To what source do we turn? Gas fired plants--maxed out. Crank up the oil fired Wyman plant on Cousin's Island, fouling Maine air with the largest single point of air pollution in the state--GRRR!!! Prices soar as ISO-New England searches the spot market!
But what about wind power? Not a single…