Massachusetts & Rhode Island 
The bidding process for offshore wind in Massachusetts and Rhode Island has become hopeless for anyone who wants to make any legal public comment concerning their property or business. 
Offshore wind since 2019 has become what looks like a Shell game where a small pea is moved under walnut shells to fool the spectator of knowing the location. Three card monte is similar to the shell game only using playing cards. 
The project descriptions of these offshore wind projects from 2019 to 2024 have changed so much they sound like a comedy routine from Abbott and Costello called "Who's on First?"
First, a wind company applies to bring 800 megawatts of power from offshore wind platforms through Falmouth, Massachusetts to get power to the electric grid on Cape Cod. The electric grid operator denies the bid because there is no infrastructure to carry the power through Falmouth. 
This particular offshore wind company has 2400 megawatts of power to produce from its offshore site.
The wind company changed its name and applied for 1200 megawatts to go through a land route in Portsmouth, Rhode Island to get to the proposed yet-to-be-built electric plant in Brayton Point, Massachusetts.
The newly named wind company then cancels all its signed contracts with the power companies and 
in the meantime goes back and applies for 1200 megawatts of power to go through Falmouth, Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts and Rhode Island energy facility siting boards pause the comment periods for public input and stop having hearings. The offshore wind company filed a lawsuit in Rhode Island Superior Court against the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board which was thrown out last week by the court.
During this period the offshore wind company with a capacity of 2400 megawatts of power had already applied to the Massachusetts Energy Facility Siting Board for 1200 megawatts through the Town of Falmouth, Massachusetts. Then goes and signs a deal with the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island to put all 2400 megawatts of power through the land in Portsmouth, Rhode Island to the proposed site at Brayton Point, Massachusetts. The total now in play is 3600 megawatts which needs to be reduced to 2400 megawatts as that's all the power they have.
In June of 2022, the company changed its power from Alternating Current to Direct Current causing major infrastructure changes. One of the first high voltage direct current converter stations will be built on a Brownfield site at Brayton Point, Massachusetts, and questionably on the Cape Cod sole source aquifer in Falmouth, Massachusetts. 
The question now after reading this could the general public be able to comment on any Energy Facility Siting Board hearing in any state.   
The wind companies hope to renegotiate those contracts in a few weeks at substantially higher prices. Massachusetts and Rhode Island will attain their political renewable energy goals leaving electric ratepayers out in the cold.
The ratepayers at this point don't know who's on first base with all the confusion. 
In Massachusetts, the land-based Industrial wind projects became a bunco scheme of enormous consequence. The only ones making money were the law firms with lawsuits over noise and health issues. The state had a goal of 2000 megawatts of land-based wind by the year 2020. By 2020 they only had 114 megawatts and today they are coming down as fast as they went up. The turbines generate two types of noise called regulatory and infra-sound known since Boone, North Carolina since 1982. 
The people who value intellectual honesty should not quietly be fleeced by such mendacity, even from their government agencies.
It's time to clear the deck and have the state energy facility siting boards re-visit the drawing boards before approving wind projects shuffled up in a deck of cards.
Note # 2016–2024 Humpback Whale Unusual Mortality Event Along the Atlantic Coast

Since January 2016, elevated humpback whale mortalities have occurred along the Atlantic coast from Maine through Florida.  The wind turbines at Block Island, Rhode Island started in 2016. Whale deaths have followed offshore wind construction.


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Comment by Willem Post on January 26, 2024 at 11:04am

Doubling down on Offshore to lose more money on projects, and to increase household electric rates to astronomical levels during an election year, and achieve NO reduction in CO2 or in atmospheric temperature?

These offshore wind projects benefit only the large wind conglomerates in Europe.

These wind turbines and supporting electrical systems are made in Europe, then shipped to the US, and are financed by European pension funds.

Eastern States get all the ugliness, and a higher cost of electricity, and the taxpayers have to pay for 50% subsidies, and the workers in Eastern states have to be soooo grateful to do some of the maintenance, with very expensive replacement parts coming from Europe

Biden and Mill of Maine and Murphy of New Jersey are royally screwing the US people for the benefit of Europeans.

Vote Trump in with a landslide, so he can wipe out all the Biden idiocy off the map



New York State had signed contracts with EU big wind companies for four offshore wind projects

Sometime later, the companies were trying to coerce an additional $25.35 billion (per Wind Watch) from New York ratepayers and taxpayers over at least 20 years, because they had bid at lower prices than they should have.

New York State denied the request on October 12, 2023; “a deal is a deal”, said the Commissioner 


Owners want a return on investment of at least 10%/y, if bank loans for risky projects are 6.5%/y, and project cost inflation and uncertainties are high 

The about 3.5% is a minimum for all the years of hassles of designing, building, erecting, and paperwork of a project

The project prices, with no subsidies, would be about two times the agreed contract price, paid by Utilities to owners.

The reduction is due to US subsidies provided, per various US laws

All contractors had bid too low. When they realized there would be huge losses, they asked for higher contract prices.

It looks like the contract prices will need to be at least $150/MWh, for contractors to make money. Those contract prices would be at least 60% higher than in 2021

Oersted, Denmark, Sunrise wind, contract price $110.37/MWh, contractor needs $139.99/MWh, a 27% increase

Equinor, Norway, Empire 1 wind, contract price $118.38/MWh, contractor needs $159.64/MWh, a 35% increase

Equinor, Norway, Empire 2 wind, contract price $107.50/MWh, contractor needs $177.84/MWh, a 66% increase

Equinor, Norway, Beacon Wind, contract price $118.00/MWh, contractor needs $190.82/MWh, a 62% increase

NOTE: Empire Wind 2, 1260 MW, near Long- Island, was cancelled.

Comment by Dan McKay on January 24, 2024 at 11:33am

Massachusetts doesn't need 2000 megawatts of land-based wind. Maine people have had 1150 megawatts driven down their throats with an additional 2000 megawatts proposed for Northern Maine, more than 50% that will be driven by Massachusetts energy policies. 

Whatever manufacturing companies are doing business in Massachusetts will soon be driven out by the high cost of energy led by offshore wind. This mess is getting ridiculous. Thanks for the update, Frank

Comment by Frank Haggerty on January 24, 2024 at 10:32am

Abbott and Costello's - Who's On First (filmed Jan 15 - Mar 1 1945) WITH SUBTITLES


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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