Check Out: A Sad Day for Bingham. More devastation from SunEdison

Sun Edison has gained funding for and is starting the Bingham project.  More ridgetops will be devastated for useless profiteering.  They make it sound like Maine is getting a GIFT.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sunedison-closes-financing-...

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Comment by Kathy Sherman on July 3, 2015 at 12:08am
The contracts were actually with First Wind but I am sure the language was written so that ownership could 'evolve' since back then the First Wind-Emera deal was approved but under appeal. TerraForm seems to have so many parts that it is very confusing but the press release indicates that the project will be transferred from SunEd to Terra on completion. I notice that the SunEd disclaimer talks about the risk of regulatory environment for SOLAR, not wind energy. There are those that consider that wind is driven by solar but SunEd's logo makes it look like the sun itself is under severe wind storm. When the First Wind - SunEd and TerraForm deal was first announced it sounded like SunEd would keep the projects until all the tax credits had been bilked, but I guess not. And SunEd just announced a huge joint venture with Gamesa that involves the manufacturer continuing in O&M role. Sounds like a good plan. Any word on O&M for First Wind's existing Maine projects?
I concur about the governor needing to take action.
Comment by Mike DiCenso on July 2, 2015 at 12:23am

So the long term deals are with SunEdison or with Terraform? Is this ownership maze to confuse regulators or to make the situation a convoluted mess for potential legal action? More of the same Enron business model from the wind cabal. I wish LePage would use Executive power to declare a moratorium on wind waste , even if only to get even with the ones who want to impeach him.

Comment by Brad Blake on July 1, 2015 at 11:39pm

Vestas announced the sale of the V-112 turbine for Bingham, typically 492 ft tall from base to apex of the blade.  These will sit up on the high ridges, 600 to 1,000 feet above the valleys below.  From the Vestas announcement:
"US renewables major SunEdison has selected Vestas’ V112-3.3 MW turbine for the Bingham wind project in Somerset County, Maine. It has ordered 47 machines, which, together with components ordered from Vestas previously, will bring the wind park’s total capacity to 185 MW."

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/

 

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

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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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