The States yell " More Wind, More Solar " , While the Grid Operator exclaims " More Reliable Energy "
"Mark Karl, Vice President, Market Development, ISO New England, explained that the ( New England ) region is shifting away from resources with on-site fuel supplies (coal, oil, nuclear) toward those that rely on “just-in-time” fuel delivery (natural gas) or variable weather conditions (renewables). Karl explained that, during extended cold weather…Continue
This man explains it in simple terms to ISO-NE :
Paul Peterson, Principal Analyst, Synapse Energy Economics, said that, between 2015 and 2030, natural gas use is projected to decrease by more than 40 percent and that the region needs to do more to ensure it is able to meet its carbon reduction goals. He also said that markets need to evolve in order to better value resources such as…Continue
Added by Dan McKay on December 23, 2018 at 8:03am — No Comments
I can't remember one natural gas plant owner in Maine that fought with us as we opposed all the wind projects in Maine that now send over a million megawatt-hours of electricity into the grid because of purchase contracts with Southern New England Utilities.
Added by Dan McKay on December 16, 2018 at 11:21am — No Comments
It's time for Maine to take a passive stance on energy policy for the sake of reliability and ratepayer price relief. The latest reports on Maine electric production pegs the state at 75% renewable electric generation. . Emissions from Maine Electric plants are at just half the 2025 RGGI…Continue
Added by Dan McKay on December 15, 2018 at 9:15am — No Comments
Source : EIA
In 2017, about three-quarters of Maine's net electricity generation came from renewable sources, with almost one-third from hydroelectric dams, one-fourth from biomass generators using mainly wood waste products, and one-fifth from wind turbines. In addition, almost one-fifth of net generation came from natural gas.
Added by Dan McKay on December 15, 2018 at 7:58am — No Comments
Added by Dan McKay on December 15, 2018 at 7:43am — No Comments
To all those people, like the Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Democratic Wing of the Maine Legislature, who want all of New England's electricity to be derived from renewables, aka, wind and solar replacing fossil fuels, how could you not confront the ISO-NE people who have decided to retain natural gas resources seeking retirement, specifically, Mystic Units 8 and 9, natural gas plants fueled by LNG . A special cost-of- service agreement will be implemented to keep these…Continue
Longroads statement on Weaver Wind Bid to RI RFP
"Eligibility for the Federal tax credits is assumed in the pricing and viability of the Project. It is likely the Project will elect the Investment Tax Credit (“ITC”). The Project has qualified for the 30% ITC available for wind by starting offsite construction by the end of 2016. "
Rhode Island RFP of Clean Energy 2018
Longroads is questioned about disputes :
Added by Dan McKay on December 5, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
To any self-respecting Republicans left to represent us in Augusta, would you consider a bill to repeal the Wind Energy Act,
But the most eyebrow…