• Maine has a Canadian electric connection with New Brunswick with a transfer rate up to 700 megawatts, could be 1000 megawatts if transmission constraints didn't exist.
  • Maine can obtain another Canadian connection with Hydro-Quebec with a transfer rate of 1200 megawatts with the NECEC project.
  • The combined total power from these two sources can provide most of Maine's power needs.
  • The power will be delivered to the ISO-NE control area. which includes all six New England states. 
  • The bid price of this power will be considerably lower than other system generators operating in New England. However the overall price of electricity will be modified upward by the clearinghouse price, or the highest price bid that assures overall New England electricity demand is obtained. The overall New England electrical demand can be anywhere between 10,000 megawatts to 26,000 megawatts. 
  • Thanks to Maine, the New England electricity price curve will bend downward slightly. By the numbers, it will be small as the clearinghouse price is considerably influenced by natural gas availability and spot prices. 
  • But, Massachusetts' environmental antagonists are waging war on natural gas-fired plants, which means this fuel will lose it's price suppression effect and especially during the winter months. 
  • Is it time for Maine to severe ties to ISO-NE and escape the overbearing, overpriced agenda forwarded by the bully states of New England ? 

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Comment by Art Brigades on May 29, 2018 at 11:17pm

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There's an often-repeated myth that "Maine generates more electricity than it uses."

This is untrue.

Maine has generation capacity of about 4000 MW.  Our load is about one-third that amount. 

For the last two years (see attached) Maine has been a net importer of electricity.

Modern Maine generators like Veazie, Rumford, Westbrook, Bucksport are now surviving on capacity payments...which wastefully come out of our light bills.  It's ridiculous.

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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