Received this today from a person in the Maine wind opposition:
New England (and Maine) electricity prices have dropped by MORE THAN HALF since 2015. $8.3 billion in 2014 to $3.6 billion in 2016. That’s the “energy” side of your light bill. The other half of your light bill is the CMP side; transmission & distribution. Has your light bill gone down? No.
Why? Because CMP loves the gravy train and they want us to think it’s good for us. CMP is focused on building new power lines for useless wind projects when it should be caring better for the lines in existence. The Alfred, ME dispatch center had 50 linemen 20 years ago. Now there are 20. Maintenance expenses hurt the bottom line. Investment in new infrastructure is guaranteed 13% Return on Equity. What would you do if you were CMP?
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