Dan McKay's Blog – July 2016 Archive (4)

A Correlation of Wholesale Prices and Wind Output ?

At 7:30 this morning, the real time market price for electricity was $.02/MW
At 7:38 it was -$154.79/MW
At 8:10 it was $.02/MW
At 7:11 am , wind output was 290 MW
At 7:37 am , wind output was  75 MW
At 8:20 am, wind output was  222 MW 

Added by Dan McKay on July 24, 2016 at 8:42am — 11 Comments

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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:

 

http://www.maine.gov/dep/comment/comment.html?id=696084

 

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Added by Dan McKay on July 16, 2016 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

An Odd ISO-NE Market Event

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. 

Added by Dan McKay on July 14, 2016 at 5:35am — 1 Comment

ISO-NE Market Watchers: Please Explain This Scenario

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 ?

Added by Dan McKay on July 4, 2016 at 5:27pm — 5 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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