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ISO-NE 2023 Report on Electric Supply Market

Added by Dan McKay on May 29, 2024 at 9:54am — No Comments

New England Retail Electric Prices 2017 to 2023

Posted: May 22, 2024

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DATA: New Hampshire Energy Policy Mitigates Rising…

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Added by Dan McKay on May 23, 2024 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

The Third World of Maine is HERE!

  • The costs attributed to the transition from reliable, fossil-fueled electricity to the green new deal are trending up at accelerating rates.
  • RGGI costs are rising because the cap on allowable carbon dioxide emissions from power plants are scaled lower, annually. Most of the larger C02 producing plants have been driven out of service, leaving natural gas-fired plants as the majority source of C02. At this time and for the sake of future reliability, NG plants…
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Added by Dan McKay on May 21, 2024 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

Back to Reality as Wind, Solar and Batteries Make All the Noise and Expensive Electricity

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Monthly wholesale electricity prices and demand in New England, March 2024

Prices down in both day-ahead, real-time markets

Drivers of wholesale electricity prices

Power plant fuel

Fuel is typically one of the major input costs in producing electricity. Natural gas is the…

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Added by Dan McKay on May 16, 2024 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

The Death of Reliable Electricity, The Era of Energy Poverty

MAY 15, 2024

ISO-NE’s longer-term transmission planning changes give states new opportunities to develop policy-based transmission projects

ISO New England has proposed new planning processes to ensure future transmission upgrades address state clean energy policies holistically and efficiently.

On May 9, the …

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Added by Dan McKay on May 16, 2024 at 8:28am — 1 Comment

Whales and Ratepayers Beware!

A gust of hope in Searsport with promise of new jobs, economic boost from wind port

Labor groups talk with residents, who’ve seen industries dry up and leave the midcoast, about opportunities in wind energy…

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Added by Dan McKay on May 16, 2024 at 8:16am — No Comments

James LaBrecque Updates on Candidates Seeking to Replace Jared Golden

I’m sorry to everyone for being so behind in my distribution of radio shows over the last 6 months, it has been an extremely busy time for me.

 

I am on a very strict time line to get the first of a kind supermarket in the nation running by June 20th.

Attached is a little Bangor Daily News story in PDF about my technology.

 

Here is a video story about my technology and challenges our Flexware team needs to overcome.…

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Added by Dan McKay on May 16, 2024 at 7:46am — 3 Comments

"Our goal here is to get a project built as soon as we can."

Maine utility regulators are restarting the process of building renewable energy in northern Maine

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Added by Dan McKay on May 15, 2024 at 9:27am — 4 Comments

The Most Fake Study and Report Ever

This study would have you believe that wholesale electric prices are higher than retail prices? The PUC must discredit this study before it hits the public with its…

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Added by Dan McKay on May 14, 2024 at 10:44am — 3 Comments

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION Request for Information for Renewable Energy Generation and Transmission Projects Pursuant to the Northern Maine Renewable Energy Development Program

Docket No. 2024-00099

May 10, 2024

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Request for Information for Renewable

Energy Generation and Transmission

Projects Pursuant to the Northern Maine

Renewable Energy Development Program

(P.L. 2023 c. 660)

REQUEST FOR

INFORMATION AND

INDICATIONS OF INTEREST

SUMMARY

Through this Request for Information and Indications of Interest (RFI), the Maine

Public Utilities Commission…

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Added by Dan McKay on May 11, 2024 at 7:01am — 3 Comments

Batteries and Solar Panels for Poor Main Towns, Who Does the Maintenance?

April 29, 2024

King Announces $2.5 Million to Strengthen Energy Resiliency for Communities Across Maine

The funding was secured by the Senator in the bipartisan FY2024 Congressionally-Directed Spending Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Angus King, a member…

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Added by Dan McKay on April 30, 2024 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

Who Could Have Suspected Mother Nature Regulates C02 in the Atmosphere? Answer, a 5th Grader

Net Zero CO2 Emissions: A Damaging and Totally Unnecessary Goal

April 23, 2024

The goal of reaching “Net Zero” global anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide sounds overwhelmingly difficult. While humanity continues producing CO2 at increasing…

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Added by Dan McKay on April 30, 2024 at 7:51am — 1 Comment

What went wrong on December 24, 2022?

This report, meant to instill fear of power blackouts is part of a report that glorifies offshore wind as a savior during cold weather events. Do not remove your wood stoves for heat pumps.

Offshore Wind Will Add Power When New England Needs It Most - Union of Concerned Scientists (ucsusa.org)…

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Added by Dan McKay on April 29, 2024 at 7:43am — 7 Comments

The Plan to Kill Off Electricity, The RGGI Plan

  • RGGI sells allowances. Each allowance represents a ton of C02 emissions from power plants. The power plants expected to purchase these allowances are participants in RGGI. They become participants by decision of State Legislatures who enroll in RGGI by writing a law to that effect.
  • All natural gas-fired and oil-fired plants that have nameplate capacity over 25 megawatts are required to purchase allowances from RGGI and include the cost…
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Added by Dan McKay on April 28, 2024 at 8:30am — No Comments

Energy Policies Promoting Renewables Increases Electricity Prices Rapidly

This graph completely debunks the notion that renewables suppress the wholesale costs of electricity in the New England Market.

In this graph, Carbon Dioxide costs to fossil fuel generation plants are monetized to dollars per megawatt hour. CO2 costs are applied by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the costs to generators are passed to electricity customers. It is a…

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Added by Dan McKay on April 27, 2024 at 8:08am — 2 Comments

State Senator: NH Could Benefit From Offshore Wind Leases Announced for Gulf of Maine

By PAULA TRACY, InDepthNH.org

CONCORD – An announcement Wednesday from the Biden Administration that it is on track to offer a lease auction for commercial scale offshore wind for the Gulf of Maine this year, “puts the state on notice” that if it wants the jobs and the investment which comes from this renewable source “we’ve got to work on it now,” said state Sen. David Watters, D-Dover.

Watters said that the Gulf of Maine, off the state’s shores is known as a “sweet spot” with…

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Added by Dan McKay on April 26, 2024 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

Maine seeks input ahead of 3-GW offshore wind solicitation

https://renewablesnow.com/news/maine-seeks-input-ahead-of-3-gw-offshore-wind-solicitation-855961/?utm_medium=email

Maine is seeking public input to underpin the future planning that the US state will need to make to achieve its goal of deploying up to 3 GW of offshore wind turbine capacity by 2040.

The feedback will be…

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Added by Dan McKay on April 26, 2024 at 8:39am — 4 Comments

Reprioritize Maine

  Maine has an electricity supply problem. Non-cooperative weather breaking down the physical delivery system is getting more frequent and widespread. Our utilities are trying to keep up, but the trees get in the way. A state that is 90% canopied by forest growth should not have any adversity towards cleaning out weak, dead, and obviously old and unsteady trees away from power lines. How many standby household generators are called to operate as the power is interrupted and restoration…

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Added by Dan McKay on April 7, 2024 at 9:25am — 4 Comments

Maine Public Utilities Commission hosts virtual “Coffee & Conversation” with community

In the first RFP for the Northern Maine Renewable Energy Development Program, the PUC issued the following statement to all bidders prior to selection of projects:
 
 
NOTE REGARDING EVALUATION OF COST: The Commission’s evaluation will focus on the cost and benefits to Maine ratepayers rather than the overall costs and benefits of the project. ( Bold, italic and underline by…
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Added by Dan McKay on April 4, 2024 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

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Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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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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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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

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