LD 1810 Goes To The House For Vote Next Week

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Comment by Dan McKay on March 30, 2018 at 3:01pm

Richard,

Sorry about the misspelling. How is this a hydro scam ? 

I truly appreciate the hours you have spent on this issue. Your testimony on LD 1810 was impressive. If nothing else, a terse email to democrat reps. might shake them a little in light of the recent happenings with Rep. Nadeau.

On rate effects :

If market participants are allowed to compete, a good outcome for paying customers usually develop.

This hydro and most of Maine Wind is purchased by Mass. utilities at a guaranteed price, just as long as their power reaches the grid. The grid market is an independent entity with rules that don't recognize or allow PPAs to affect them. The grid market is based on bid offers from generators and closes off the bids when enough hourly or real time supply is reached. Lower bids make it on and higher bids don't. Maine Wind and Canadian hydro will be competing against each other to make the grid as they both fight for position against power bids from South of the Surowiec interface. 

Comment by richard mcdonald on March 30, 2018 at 1:51pm

Dan, not despondent, just a hardened realist who's spent 1000's of hours working to defeat these bastards - are you for the NECEC line? It's a travesty that Maine will see further destruction for the benefit of MA. Our rates will not go down with this hydro scam. And, it's McDonald. Take care. 

Comment by Dan McKay on March 30, 2018 at 10:10am

Richard MacDonald, can I add you to the list of people who dislike the idea of having our electric rates reduced ?

Can I add you to the list of despondent wind opponents ?
Comment by richard mcdonald on March 30, 2018 at 10:01am

No amount of emails will keep the Democrats from killing this bill. This was DOA from the beginning. Not long ago, ENR Committee killed a bill with a 12 mile setback - not sure what the governor was thinking with a 40 mile, then a 75 mile setback - the moratorium was his best move and will likely kill new development until he's out of office or overturned in the courts. Hopefully it stays in place long enough to avoid the RI 400 MW RFP slated for release in July. It would be helpful if CTF members made a concerted effort to support opposition to the NECEC project - the Trojan horse for more wind in Somerset and Franklin counties. 

Comment by John F. Hussey on March 30, 2018 at 9:40am

A vote with or for "Big Wind" is a vote against the people of Maine!

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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