Company hopes to send wind energy from Maine to Plymouth (Mass)

"Wind energy from Maine to Plymouth Mass."

... plant a few dozen wind turbines, and drop a cable down the Penobscot River into the Gulf of Maine, then underwater 220 miles to Plymouth.


... The wind-generated electricity from Maine, supplemented during windless periods by hydroelectricity produced in Canada, ...


... There would actually be two converter stations, one in Maine that changes the current to DC – which is best for transmission – and one in Massachusetts that converts it back to AC.

Anbaric is not alone in this effort. It is part of what is called the
“Green Line Infrastructure Alliance,”
and its chief partner in this effort is the power company National Grid. ...


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  • The need becomes "Acute" in 2019, the project breaks ground in 2020 and takes 7 years to complete. What's wrong with this picture ? If this burial of lines is possible underwater, as the article describes, why are we allowing MORE land transmission lines for the project from the same locations to occupy our land? MEPCO proposal is a current request.
If they can drill underground Pipelines, why not electrical lines?  Until Southern New England becomes more energy Conscious about Wasting it, NONE of these efforts classify as "GREEN" energy, but rather a destructive method of feeding the pigs, the corrupt and the wallets of the few. 

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Comment by arthur qwenk on May 28, 2016 at 3:04pm

Why should Maine, a financially poor state and  a  much smaller user  of electrons  per capita, support the pig like decadent consumption habits of the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts? 

What is in it for Maine huh?

 

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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."

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