DEP/BEP approval is essentially a given for these projects.
The Maine PUC is aware of the transmission constraints these projects will encounter in trying to…Continue
Wind projects in New England receive such enormous payments for their generation, they will offer their output to the grid even when prices go negative. Clearly, when low or negative pricing occurs, the best course for the electric power providers is to reduce the production of energy. That's common sense, unless the power producer can be paid handsomely for products attached to their output, " the enhancers ."
During 2013, ISO New England (ISO-NE), the region's independent system operator, continued to address a range of issues that impact wind power's access to and participation in the regional power market. These issues cover the integration of variable resources; the forward capacity market; bidding rules in ISO's energy market; and transmission congestion, planning, and cost allocation. Many of the topics are under active consideration, and depending on the outcome,…Continue
It won't be long before wind is setting some of the clearinghouse prices for electric supply in New England.
Another recently adopted change to ISO-NE energy market pricing rules will (pending FERC final approval) affect wind power projects. Today, intermittent generators like wind projects participating in ISO's energy markets can simply bid zero ($0 per MWh) and be assured of being selected and getting paid the real-time market clearing price, a practice referred to as being a "price taker." There are times, however, when the output of all projects acting as price takers would exceed the load. In…Continue
In 2003, the hands of Government enter the deregulated electric market:
NOTE THE DIRECTIVE " to consult with entities with expertise or substantial interest in the promotion of renewable resources "
In Dixfield, that means consulting the wind developer on the proper writing of an ordinance .…