All six land based Maine wind projects that had submitted proposals in response to Connecticut's "zero carbon" electricity RFP were rejected yesterday, 12/28/18. Southern New England may be starting to understand that non-dispatchable electricity is useless and unnecessary.
Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday announced the winners of a major clean energy procurement, and the selection of Millstone Power Station in Connecticut and Seabrook Nuclear Power Station in New Hampshire effectively secured the role of atomic power in the state's climate strategy.
The Connecticut announcement only announces the winners and does not name who lost, including the six wind projects in Maine.
Click on the names below of the six rejected Maine wind projects to find various Bidder responses.
The Six Maine Wind Rejects
Proposed for Columbia Falls/Cherryfield by Apex, aka Paul Williamson
Proposed for Aroostook, and would be anywhere from 250 MW to 600 MW just north of Baxter State Park
Weaver Wind - Longroad Energy also click on the following to see the actual Weaver Wind filing, albeit redacted CT%20DEEP%20RFP%20Weaver%20Wind%20Proposal_FINAL%20CONFIDENTIAL%200...
Has applied at DEP for its permit near the Bull Hill project
Would have also included a 114 mile “energy highway” that the developer (NextEra) would need to build from just north of Eustis to Lewiston.
Has applied at DEP for its permit near the Record Hill project