The PUC is currently a battleground for wind development. Please visit both the filings and the public comments in Case Number 2020-00033.
Remember, First Wind (latest incarnation Longroad) held leases in northwestern Maine from the Kibby Range up through the St. John/Allagash watershed past Daquaam to Fort Kent. Maine is already unwilling host to about 450 turbines, more than all New England states combined. Enough is enough.
Remember, the PUC didn’t write the arbitrary law expanding the RPS, but in this case, the PUC is being asked to use its discretion by thumbing the scale for huge wind developments, all of which have been held at bay by the transmission gap. If the legislature insists on procuring wind energy, let the PUC use discretion to put it offshore. (In the rough wake of the single NECEC power line, the PUC is highly sensitive to anti-transmission sentiment, let alone ratepayer protection.)
Submit comments here:
Use the Case Number: 2020-00033
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Contact Legislators here:
Note: This post has been posted on behalf of a Citizens Task Force on Wind Power member who had run into technical difficulties posting this.