First Wind Reincarnated & Clearway Renew LLC (Sherman wind "farm") Crying to Maine PUC

Maine’s largest-ever procurement of renewable-power contracts was hailed in September as a historic step on a path to reaching ambitious climate change goals. But today, those contracts are under fire from two dissatisfied developers.

The developers question whether the selection process was flawed, whether customers will get the lowest possible rates and whether some of the winning projects could be delayed or never built.

Boston-based Longroad Energy is asking the Maine Public Utilities Commission, which granted the awards after an eight-month evaluation process, to confirm that the selected projects have the wherewithal to proceed, and to require winners to set aside funds, presumably to be paid to the state, if they fail to achieve commercial operation........................Longroad is a major renewable-energy developer that, through former companies, developed most of Maine’s large-scale wind power projects........................................The second developer, Clearway Renew LLC, is challenging how the PUC scored the projects. It maintains that its entry, called County Wind, had a superior price and climate impact and should have won a contract. Clearway also has filed a broad Freedom of Access Act request in an effort to see confidential pricing information and learn how projects were scored, among other things.

Clearway wants to build what would be New England’s largest wind project and have a value of roughly $1 billion. Rated at 400 megawatts of capacity, it would be located on commercial forestland around Sherman, in southern Aroostook County.

Three Rivers said it disagreed with the arguments made by Longroad and Clearway, and it encouraged the commission to finalize the contracts and help the state meet its renewable energy goals.

The PUC is set to take up the matter Tuesday.

The request for reconsideration, as it is called, has gained the support of the state Office of Public Advocate, which represents consumers in utility matters........................................... More than 70 renewable-energy developers from across the country presented proposals to the PUC, which drew up a short list. In the end, 17 projects were selected, most of them solar. Wind, biomass and hydroelectric bidders each won one project. A second round of bids is expected to be submitted for additional contracts in January.

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Comment by arthur qwenk on November 6, 2020 at 5:28pm

Revisit PL-661 and KILL IT!

Comment by arthur qwenk on November 6, 2020 at 5:27pm

This is Political Evil Reincarnated!

Wind Shysters, the original low life creation  comprised of liars , thieves, BS artists and  miscreants.

Deny their existence for the good of everyone.

Mainers are considered idiots  by these scum.

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on November 2, 2020 at 5:17pm
Please stop the destruction and scourge of pristine Aroostook.. it is downright evil.

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."


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


(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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