A Good Post-Mortem on November's Corridor Debacle

Gotta love nuclear power. But NextEra also owns gas and oil generation in addition to Seabrook. They all hate Canadian Hydropower. 

https://www.eenews.net/articles/war-between-energy-titans-could-sha...

....For five years, two of the world’s largest power companies have been locked in an all-out battle over the future of New England’s electric grid. The outcome could determine the fate of the region’s decarbonization efforts for decades.

The fight pits Avangrid Inc., a subsidiary of the Spanish power giant Iberdrola, versus NextEra Energy Inc., the most valuable power company in America. It effectively is a contest between hydro power — generated by dams in Quebec and carried on a 146-mile transmission line built by Avangrid across Maine — versus a large nuclear plant operated in New Hampshire by NextEra.

The two companies have poured tens of millions of dollars into a ballot referendum in Maine, waged legal battles in two state supreme courts and are engaged in an ongoing struggle at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Only one low-carbon resource may survive....

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Comment by Dan McKay on January 21, 2022 at 5:56am

Seabrook is in New Hampshire. New Hampshire should include nuclear as a renewable resource and prop it up with a decent PPA such as Connecticut did with the Millstone Nuclear plant. Both plants are critical to the New England grid. 

Interestingly, the Conn. PPA supports emission free generation, and the costs are paid by utility customers of Connecticut, while everyone in NE benefits from it.

A New Hampshire PPA with Seabrook would as well by paid by New Hampshire utility customers and also be benefitting all of New England.

Maine has a chance to benefit all of New England without any PPA costs to Maine utility customers, but Caruso, The NextEra Queen will not hear of it.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 20, 2022 at 2:57pm

"" But NextEra also owns gas and oil generation in addition to Seabrook. ""

Remember, Avangrid also owns gas and oil generation in the U.S. AND is in control of many underling companies throughout the U.S. with a recent attempt to acquire a New Mexico power company. 

We the people, are just the Pawns of this battle, but the sacrificial lamb is the remaining lands and quality of life of Maine. Whether Wind or Solar or other sources of energy that seek to gain control of those remaining lands, all which in the end, will leave us and future generations being nothing  more than the fighting tenant caretakers for their pleasures should anything remain.

 


Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 20, 2022 at 12:32pm

Sporting a Patagonia label in the year 2022 generally signifies being an ignorant clueless sheep. These fools would ignorantly hand America over to our enemies and freeze us to death in the northeast. 

Comment by arthur qwenk on January 20, 2022 at 9:34am

The Real Story is this story.

Comment by Willem Post on January 20, 2022 at 7:54am

Both should be encouraged 

The EU will encourage nuclear and gas, because those are the only valid options for Europe.

 

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CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

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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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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/

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