Letter: CMP project may have wind component (???????????)

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On Oct. 17 in Hallowell at the Public Utilities Commission hearing, Kurt Beverage, a retired Central Maine Power employee, said, “This project will help unbundle the wind resources in western Maine.” Unbundle means to separate business activities, meaning that wind transmission lines from western Maine would not have to connect with the Kibby Wind Project, if that would even be possible anyway. New England Clean Energy Connect would change things drastically. Once permitted, the adjacent 150-foot corridor for wind transmission is set to go. Wind transmission lines could now go to a substation or another wind project to get to the grid.

Another very important subject is that Quebec may have current unfilled green energy mandates or will have in the future. There may very well be a plan to transmit wind power from the western mountains to Quebec via NECEC in exchange for hydropower. Sending power north or south from Maine’s western mountains could be impossible without NECEC.

There are maps out with the Marshall Yard in Johnson Mountain Township with the name Somerset Wind on it. There have been many wind proposals during the last 15 years or so. There could be hundreds of wind towers in a straight line from northeast to southwest along Misery Ridge, Chase Stream Mountain and Cold Stream Mountain, junctioning with NECEC at Somerset Wind or today’s Marshall Yard. It is well known that many landowners want in on the wind hoax. No one is ever conceivably going over or under the Kennebec Gorge with wind transmission lines alone and there would surely be other obstacles for wind transmission without the hydro investment behind it.

Politicians Joel Stetkis, Ann Amagon and Paul Davis are all running against NECEC specifically because they believe that it will lead to wind expansion.

Kerry Hegarty



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Comment by Willem Post on November 4, 2018 at 9:36am

Northern Maine does not have connections to the New England grid.

Any new wind turbines would need to be connected to the Canadian grids

Their electricity outputs could not be used in New England, unless high voltage direct current, HVDC, transmissions lines were built to users in southern New England, which would take many years, would cause much damage to the environment, and would cost several $billion for each line.

The wind turbine owners want to put that cost on the rate payers by means od a surcharge on their bills, so they can continue to claim variable, intermittent wind electricity is low in cost.

With enough subsidies and cost shifting, and smoke and mirrors, even pigs can be made to fly.


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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 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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