CMP Moves Forward with Renewable Energy Plans

"...The company has already secured ownership or rights of way to the 145 mile corridor, stretching from Lewiston north through the forks and over to the border at Beattie Township. Final state and federal permits should be in hand by early 2019, he says, and construction could begin that spring."

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Comment by Dan McKay on January 30, 2018 at 10:19am

Conversation at the PUC Meeting about NECEC:

Mr. Turner is from CLF

Mr. Peaco is from Daymark Energy Advisors to CMP

If it would displace NG and Oil, why wouldn't it displace wind also ?

Mr. Turner: " To Daymark's knowledge, will the NECEC project
displace any electric generation within the State of Maine?"

MR. PEACO: " Yes. "

MR. TURNER: " Okay. Which electric -- which electric
generation will it displace? "

MR. PEACO: " I -- I don’t -- I don't have that off the
top of my head, but -- but that information is provided in
response to the data request we've submitted."

MR. TURNER: " Can you either give me a high-level
picture of that or a reference to a data request?"

MR. PEACO: " I don't know if we have -- we have -- if I
guess we would have to in the -- in our report, we point to the
-- the emissions that are displaced in state by state, and that
would be primarily by reduction and production from a natural
gas-fired generation in Maine. So, we -- we did calculate,
specifically, the emissions displacement in Maine from a reduced
production from generation that -- that admits greenhouse gases
that'd be primarily natural gas units in Maine."

MR. TURNER: " Are there any other electric generation
sources that would be displaced. You just discussed natural
gas. Are there are any others? "

MR. PEACO: "There might be some -- to the extent that,
say, one of the stations at Cousins Island facility burning oil
would be displaced. They -- they run less hours, but to the
extent that they'd be running, they would part of the
displacement as well."

Comment by Sherwin Start on January 30, 2018 at 12:16am

ITS LAND grab & a Land destroyer ALL in one  fouls swoop!! You are right  POWER transmission Lines and HUGH U.G. Conduit Cables- Will Made the Land they occupy totally unusable  for  years by anyone for  the foreseeable future! In addition THe  CHEMICAL TREATMENT Of the Foliage  they use will poison all the Land  DOWNHIL  and all the  FLORA that is  any where near the CORRIDORS! In addition the CHEMICAL DEFOLIANTS will seep into the ground and POISON the Ground water table ! THE long term detrimental COSTS  of these corridors -  will be felt  by  thousands of people that live within  them or adjacent to them  and the MAINE POWER  users for  decades or even hundreds of years into the future ! AGAIN the  CITIZENS of the State of Maine and indeed  new England are being USED  or totally IGNORED - its like GOLIATH (THE ISO-NE)   and SAMPSON (the People)  again!

My time is almost up on this EARTH- But my CHILDREN , GRANDCHILDREN and GREAT Grandchildren  will  PAY and PAY Very Dearly  for   and from the DAMAGE done  BY THE  GREEDY  ENERGY CZARS  in BOSTON,AUGUSTA,and all other NEW ENGLAND  State Capitals!  

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 29, 2018 at 11:14pm

@ Sherwin Start, I doubt that I am missing the point, though I may be missing some key information that I need. Document I am tracking the continued development of the once Proposed East-West Corridor (initially a highway (carrot for the people) until proclaimed to be a DANGEROUS animal called a CORRIDOR).

Oil Energy by pipeline, Electric Energy by transmission lines, Water Pipelines, Rail transportation, Super Highways, even a Canal with Locks etc. are all potential components of a Corridor once established. --- The Key objective in the larger picture is to establish a single Corridor across Maine. Once done, Canada to Canada needs are met, along with a more direct route from possibly Eastport to the Central U.S. Consumers near Chicago. ( ) Wind Power Transportation is in need of this Energy Corridor as well.

If nothing more happens with ISO-NE for the next 20 years, this will still be a land grab. People that have signed an intent to lease may be held at a disadvantage to sell for a fair market value during that time period as well.

Comment by Sherwin Start on January 29, 2018 at 9:42pm

WAS THERE EVER any PUBLIC HEARINGS  for the PEOPLE of the STATE of MAINE   to respond to  for this  project ??

Comment by Sherwin Start on January 29, 2018 at 9:40pm

ERIC  U are PARTIALLY missing the POINT - CMP IS BUILDING  a HUGH TRANSMISSION LINE  to CARRY power FROM MAINE & ACROSS maine to be transported to  all of the People of  MASS., Conn. & R.I.  and points SOUTH! 

THIS HUGH TRANS<ISSION Line is going to  COST  the  CURRENT RATE  PAYER  100"s of MILLONS Of Dollars  Which we will see  on our  UTILITY BILLS  in The NOT TOO far  future !

THE MAINE P.U.C. will RUBBER STAMP anything that CMP puts in front of them - IRREGARDLESS of the affect on MAINES  POWER  CONSUMERS !

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 29, 2018 at 11:42am
Comment by Dan McKay on January 29, 2018 at 10:44am

We don't know what this project might morph into, must keep a close eye on the PUC filings for this case no. 2017-00232

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 29, 2018 at 10:10am

..."It’s also possible that a similar line being proposed by CMP and a partner could carry power from new solar and energy-storage projects in western Maine, as well as wind turbines on both sides of the border." ...

Comment by Dan McKay on January 29, 2018 at 9:45am

Two bid proposals : one would be 100% hydro and one was for 790 MW of hydro and 300 MW of wind, all from Canadian Assets.

Comment by Sherwin Start on January 28, 2018 at 11:17pm

I JUST DONT get it- How can CMP call this a  "RENEWABLE" source of Energy - When in actuality they are doing ABSOLUTELY  NOTHING  TO BE DIRECTLY INVOLVED  IN THE PRODUCTION of this  ENERGY??


HAS CMP DEMONSTRATED  to the PUC That there is  a        NEED      for this  POWER in the State of Maine- or is  this ENERGY going into the GRID To be  TRANSFERRED to  other States  (CONN./MASS.,R.I.,N.J. ) ??

OR  is this 650 MW  of Power going to REPLACE the Power that  CMP IS  SUPPLING the ISO  with ???

THE Only  GOOD thing- is hat there  APPEARS  that here wont be any  WIND-TURBINES or HUGH Fields of SOLAR panels - BUILT/Constructed. THe Down Side is the HUGH CUTTING of  MAINES forest Lands for  HUGH  U/.G.  or above ground  transmission lines ( MORE DESTRUCTION OF MAINES NATURAL RESOURCES ) !! 


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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 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?" 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.”

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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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