Given your past involvement in wind energy issues in Maine, I wanted to ensure that you have seen the pre-rulemaking draft of new rules related to wind energy development in Maine that DEP has just released. You can find the link to the draft rules on our website at:
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Can anyone explain why a rapid drop in wind power output into the ISO-NE real time market coincides with a rapid drop in prices( often going negative) ? It is usually followed by a rebound in output and prices. This has been occurring almost everyday lately during the early morning hours.
Should a wind project owner enter into a good faith sales contract for it's output by power purchase agreement with another entity and also be able to set a negative price into the wholesale real-time market ? Isn't the power purchaser compelled to pay the wind project owner by terms of the PPA and also pay the market in this circumstance ?