Because wind and solar energy sources tend to be more distant from population centers, we will likely have to add an additional 4,300 miles of new transmission lines to move energy to our market. That will cost billions of dollars, which will be subsidized by energy consumers.
Wind power generation will require a vast new network of transmission lines. In 2010, the grid operator ISO New England estimated that for wind power to reach 15.9 percent of electricity production for all of New England, or 8,000 MW of nameplate capacity, would require 4,300 miles of new transmission lines costing between $17.9 billion and $23 billion.
A large portion of the renewable generation sources are intermittent—wind and solar require significant conventional backup power sources that are cycled up and down to accommodate the variability in the production of wind and solar power.
RPS is based on the false promise that Connecticut would develop a “green economy” and create local jobs.
The promised jobs, which would supposedly offset the economic loss from higher electricity costs, never
By mandating that utility companies buy a growing percentage of electricity produced by a small list of renewable energy sources, RPS takes a simple problem and complicates it by limiting our energy consumption
choices. Instead of forcing consumers to purchase more expensive electricity, the state could follow the lead of other states and allow consumers to choose their energy’s generation sources.
Much more here: (and be sure to download the PDF file at this site)