Sep 7 at 5PM: CMP Transmission Meeting in Bingham - Attendance Encouraged

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On Thursday, 9/7/17 at 5 pm at Valley High School in Bingham, CMP is holding a public information meeting on their proposed MCPC/NECEC transmission corridor that would run from the Canadian border in Beattie Township and on to the Johnson Mountain substation along route 201. CMP has not been forthcoming on the intended use of the 345kv line – stating it’s only for Canadian hydro, but Mass bids say otherwise. The Bingham meeting will be an opportunity to put them on the spot and get more details. There are 5 wind projects being proposed in Somerset County affecting the Moosehead region that will have to use the line to ship their power to Mass. The proposed Maine Clean Power Connection (MCPC)/New England Clean Energy Connection (NECEC) represent the northwest portion of CMP’s proposed 145 mile transmission running from the Canadian utility interconnection in Beattie Township then south thru Moscow, Pittsfield and connecting to the southern transmission line to Massachusetts in Westbrook. The proposed expansion is included in a variety of CMP bids for lucrative renewable energy contracts in Massachusetts. If selected , the transmission expansion would open the Moosehead Region and surrounding communities to an onslaught of industrial wind development posing a direct threat to their critical tourism economies.
Somerset County commissioners on Wednesday issued a resolution strongly opposing additional wind turbines in the county, as officials make ready for a CMP public meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in Bingham on its plans for a wide power transmission corridor through and across tourist destinations......

Another important part of the plan, McDonald said, would be a 145-mile transmission line by Central Maine Power Co. to get the power to Massachusetts from west of Eustis to Johnson Mountain, The Forks, West Forks — right over the Dead River — then down to Moscow, Pittsfield and finally to southern Maine. He said it would be 1,400 feet wide.

John Carroll, a spokesman for Central Maine Power Co., said Thursday’s public information meeting in Bingham is one of three such mandated meetings to explain what the project is all about and what the permitting process is.

“This is essentially an open house and anyone who is interested is invited to come and just learn more about the characteristics of the project, the purpose of it, the citing and permitting process,” Carroll said.

He said the company plans to file plans for the project later this month or in early October.

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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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(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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