An entire offshore wind farm is capable of producing 800 Megawatts during peak winds of around 45 miles per hour, but once the winds are light or shift and not strong enough, then the power plant will produce much less and no power usually under 6 miles per hour. A sudden wind gust or speeds over 45 miles per hour cause the brakes to come on and shut down the turbine.
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Nameplate rating 
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Ocean wind turbines have a nameplate capacity or rating which in most cases are around 10 megawatts each. The turbine will only produce 10 megawatts if the wind is blowing exactly 45 miles per hour. The less wind the less power until very little power and no power above 45mph.
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Parasitic Power Loss 
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Wind turbines depending on weather conditions could use up to 15 percent of their own power output to charge equipment in the turbine. The parts are batteries to turn the wind turbine into the wind, computers, heaters, air conditioning, and any parts required to operate a power plant. 
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Cable energy loss
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Offshore wind cables are high voltage direct current or alternating current requiring miles of cables. The longer the cable the more loss. 
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Sales Pitch 
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Ocean wind companies tout the development of a single 800-megawatt large-scale offshore wind farm off the East Coast as having the energy needed of powering 400,000 homes. They omit this is under perfect conditions at 45 miles per hour. 
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Fact 
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A fossil fuel power plant will have to ramp up to make up for the difference of loss of power in low speed and high winds of offshore wind.
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A wind farm will not reduce CO2 emissions because fossil fuel plants have to keep running to make up for fluctuations in the wind. 
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The future of commercial offshore wind is a bunco scheme of enormous consequence. Citizens who value intellectual honesty should not be fleeced by such mendacity. 
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Future 
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The future of carbon-free energy is by providing safe innovative nuclear power 

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Comment by Dan McKay on August 23, 2023 at 5:18am

An excellent, succinct description of the downfalls wind power presents to human flourishing.

Comment by Willem Post on August 22, 2023 at 5:54pm

For every 100 Mainers being screwed, there is one multi-millionaire with a 20-y lucrative tax shelter, laughing his head of, while living outside of Maine in the poshest places.

Comment by Willem Post on August 22, 2023 at 5:49pm

Bloomberg report stated the cost of offshore wind systems increased by 57% from 2021 to 2023, to about $4,000/kW, turnkey

Most of that is due to higher inflation, higher interest rates, higher materials prices, and scarcity of specialized ships which are booked years in advance.

That means the 20-y cost of electricity will increase by at least 57%

The FLOATING wind systems in Maine are in a cost class of their own, about 6,000 to 7,000 per kW, turnkey.

Every Maine legislator and bureaucrat knows it, but they are not talking, because they agreed to give as little info to Mainers as possible.

The Mainers being ignorant makes it so much easier to screw them again

 

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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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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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