Dudley G. Gray's Blog (7)

Smart Energy Scam

I recently received solicitation from Smart Energy Inc. for a six month trial using so-called renewable energy for my electricity supply. In exchange for my gullibility, ignorance and naivete, I would receive a $200 dollar visa gift card. Still being able to do sixth grade math from the great education I received at B. E Moore school  in Ellsworth some 64 years ago I dug. out sixth months of CMP bills.

                                     Usage-CMP supply only 3373 KWH X.1181…


Added by Dudley G. Gray on July 19, 2022 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

EV cost per mile

Yesterday I watched the ignorant Sen. Stabenow pontificate about how she drove to DC passed many gas stations in her new EV. I had been in Farmington at Hannaford looking at the charging stations. An empty Prius was parked at the station whose price per KWH was.40 Plus a flat additional charge if you were hooked up for more than 20 minutes. The other. stations were all Teslas and seemed to indicate a price of .625 KWH My all in. rate at home (CMP). is .2331 KWH.

I would like some…


Added by Dudley G. Gray on June 8, 2022 at 8:45am — 12 Comments

Left and right vs. Industrial wind/Solar in the North Woods

I mailed this to the following publications, The County, Piscataquis Observer,Fiddlehead Focus,The Irregular on 11/22.

Piscataquis,Somerset and Aroostook counties are in danger of becoming the new Clean Energy Connect for solar and wind development. Irrespective of the developments themselves just how many miles of transmission lines ,clear cuts,wildlife habitat will be destroyed  but more importantly the entire unique character of the North Maine woods will be forever altered…


Added by Dudley G. Gray on December 1, 2021 at 3:18pm — 6 Comments

Galloping Socialism

Governor Janet Mills and the legislature are heading towards expropriation  of CMP (Avangrid) 145 mile transmission line from Hydro Quebec to Lewiston.

During a six hour stipulation hearing before the PUC not one intervenor asked the commissioners about this, yet the Governor had categorically stated on 03/01 "importantly, the stipulation creates a new special purpose entity (euphemism for State Owned Enterprise) not CMP to build and operate this transmission line".



Added by Dudley G. Gray on March 9, 2019 at 6:55am — 2 Comments

CMP, Nextera and the Governor's Bill

The rejection of Northern Pass by New Hampshire regulators puts CMP's "Clean Energy Connect" back on the front burner. Even though CMP has publicly stated that their 140 mile direct current line from Coburn Gore to Lewiston has nothing to do with wind power it stretches credulity to not see a direct connection between Nextera's 133 turbine project and this high voltage transmission line.

Even though the LUPC recently rejected Nextera's petition to expand the expedited…


Added by Dudley G. Gray on February 2, 2018 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Nextera rulemaking petition


Nextera petitoning  LUPC to expand expedited permitting area. LUPC will consider 12/13. Questions

to stacie.r.beyer@maine.gov   557-2535

All need to be aware of this and hopefully agree that "the line in the sand" needs to be drawn here. There are few more scenic areas in the State of Maine than the drive from Stratton to the Coburn Gore on Rt 27, especially at peak fall foliage. Approval of this application…


Added by Dudley G. Gray on November 19, 2017 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments

UMPI windmill least important

UMPI windmill might work better if it were 150-200 ft taller. It was built in a land depression. The most important issue today is what the Maine Supreme Court will say about the Emera First Wind appeal which flies in the face of legislative intent. Why was legislation passed which forced our public utilities to split their generating from their distribution assets and now that those utilities are no longer ours,the PUC will allow Emera to acquire a financial interest in First Wind,enabling…


Added by Dudley G. Gray on September 23, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments


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


(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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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."


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