The DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION in MAINE needs to address the issues below with the adoption of any new Wind Energy Act Standards. Existing character of the surrounding area.
My comment……The character of every scenic and wild area in this world is also defined by the wildlife that live in these areas. The wild areas of Maine are no exception. Wind turbine developments destroy wildlife populations, most notably birds and raptors. Proof of the wind industry’s fraudulent research hiding their impacts to these associated populations is provided in the attachment and my wind industry articles.
B. The estimated annual generation of electricity from wind energy by operation of the proposed
wind energy development and the projected impact on electrical rates in the host community or
communities. The estimated annual generation of electricity shall be calculated including
consideration of the estimated capacity factor for the proposed project, site-specific wind
projections, any proposed curtailment measures, and curtailment anticipated to be imposed by the
My comment……The Estimated annual generation should be based upon accurate outflow metering and the energy flowing into a wind project. Currently this accurate form of energy reporting has not occurred in this country. As a result all energy projects for wind farms are embellished.
D. Evidence of a power purchase agreement or other agreement to distribute the electricity.
My comment……Evidence of a power purchase agreements is a form of fraud when these agreements are used to determine the generation of wind energy from wind farms. This is complete deception on the public because there is no accounting for the energy flowing into wind projects. Evidence of a power purchase agreements is currenting used by the EIA to determine reported wind farm production in the US. The evidence of a power purchase agreements is also used to determine Production Tax Credits but there is no accurate accounting for the energy flowing into wind projects.
F. A plan for any proposed land or natural resource conservation associated with the development;
My comment……Any conservation plans associated with wind energy developments will never be fairly assessed when the wind industry has been producing fraudulent research for decades to hide their turbine impacts. Conservation plans associated with wind energy developments will never be fairly assessed when conservation groups involved with these plans receive conflict of interest funding for plan approval and funding for remaining silent about negative wind turbine impacts. Proof of the wind industry’s fraudulent research is very clearly provided in the attachment (7/1comments submitted for newly proposed eagle slaughter rule) and my wind industry articles.