Dan McKay's Blog – January 2019 Archive (13)

Big Plans Coming For Your Electric Bill

The bills being considered in the Maine Legislature this session are but a foreshadow of what"s coming 

[Note: Although this story is about certain Massachusetts towns, the same thing is likely happening around the country.] 

 Surprisingly, the letter really was sent on behalf of the town. It suggests that the town has bulk buying power when purchasing electricity for thousands…
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Added by Dan McKay on January 26, 2019 at 6:20pm — 3 Comments

Public Hearing, January 31st at 1:00 PM for about an hour Cross Building, Room 211

LD 13, HP0014An Act To Allow Microgrids That Are in the Public Interest…
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Added by Dan McKay on January 16, 2019 at 7:41am — No Comments

Public Hearing, January 29th at 1:00 PM for about 4 hours Cross Building, Room 211

LD 41, HP0042An Act To Replace Net Energy Billing with a Market-based Mechanism…
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Added by Dan McKay on January 16, 2019 at 7:37am — No Comments

The Department to receive public input regarding the proposed Weaver Wind Project.

Just a reminder –

 

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting at the Airline Community School, Aurora, Maine, on Wednesday, January 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.   The purpose of the meeting is to allow the Department to receive public input regarding the proposed Weaver Wind Project.

 

If you are unable…

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Added by Dan McKay on January 16, 2019 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

EUT Interested Party Introductions January 24th

 EUT Interested Party Introductions January 24th

 

 

The EUT Committee will provide an opportunity for interested parties to introduce themselves and the organization(s) they represent during its afternoon meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  Due to the anticipated number of interested parties,…

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Added by Dan McKay on January 15, 2019 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

MAINE WIND ENERGY ADVISORY COMMISSION - REPORT Dated 1/2/19 (FINAL)

Democratic Rep. Seth Berry said the report will likely have little impact under Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who has voiced support for promoting renewable energy. Mills’ office didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.

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Seth Berry

Berry described…

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Added by Dan McKay on January 15, 2019 at 11:49am — 4 Comments

Socialized Cost Of Transmission In ISO-NE

Remember the Maine Power Reliability Project ?

CMP managed to get ISO-NE to agree it was for regional benefits, consequently, Maine's proportional cost was 8% of the total socialized cost.

Now comes Offshore Wind with Offshore Transmission.

"NEW ENGLAND is in the midst of an energy sea…

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Added by Dan McKay on January 15, 2019 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

The New Smart Grid Explained From A Ratepayer's Perspective And In Ordinary Language

§3143. Declaration of policy on smart grid infrastructure

1. Definitions.  As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. 
 A. "Smart grid" means the integration of information and communications innovations and infrastructure with the…
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Added by Dan McKay on January 13, 2019 at 8:42am — 5 Comments

SMART METERS : PASSIVE TO ACTIVE STATUS

Have you ever wondered why "smart meters" ? well, here it is 

 Declaration of policy on smart grid infrastructure

Added by Dan McKay on January 12, 2019 at 10:26am — 8 Comments

Roxbury Wind Project Seen As 'Eyesore' For Hikers

BRUCE FARRIN, RUMFORD FALLS TIMES  

ROXBURY — A proposal to build four wind turbines nearly 500 feet tall on North Twin Mountain in Roxbury drew opposition from conservationists and others at a public hearing Monday evening at the Town Office.

Nearly half of the 25 people attending testified, many of them having ties to Mahoosuc Land Trust in Bethel. The organization, which has more than 1,000 members, is dedicated to protecting the natural and cultural treasures…

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Added by Dan McKay on January 9, 2019 at 11:55am — 5 Comments

Why Was The DEP Compromised From It's Original Position ? RoxWind Public Hearing

  Now in the case of RoxWind's application for a small scale wind project in Roxbury, Maine.

      There can be no doubt that the DEP finds itself in a absolutely, enormous mess that constitutes a breech of trust with the public.
    The DEP accepted RoxWind's application in May 2018 indicating it was complete and ready for processing.
     RoxWind provided a visual impact assessment that included Scenic Resources of State or National Significance…
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Added by Dan McKay on January 8, 2019 at 11:58am — 2 Comments

RoxWind - DEP Public Hearing on Jan 7, 2019

IN THE MATTER OF
ROXBURY WIND PROJECT ) APPLICATION FOR NATURAL RESOURCES
ROXBURY, ) PROTECTION ACT PERMIT, STORMWATER
OXFORD COUNTY ) PERMIT, AND SMALL-SCALE WIND
) CERTIFICATION
L-27863-ES-A-N )
L-27863-NJ-B-N ) PUBLIC HEARING
L-27863-TG-C-N ) SIXTH PROCEDURAL ORDER
INTRODUCTION
1. In the matter of the application by RoxWind, LLC (the applicant) for a Stormwater Permit, a Natural Resources…
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Added by Dan McKay on January 5, 2019 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

How RGGI Works

                                                                       

"RGGI sets a regional limit, or cap, on carbon pollution from the region’s power plants. The cap declines annually—reducing total pollution—and is enforced by selling a decreasing number of permits, known as allowances, via quarterly auctions. Owners of polluting power plants purchase the allowances, or trade for them in the market, to account for their emissions."

"A bipartisan coalition of…

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Added by Dan McKay on January 4, 2019 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

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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/

 

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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