Should Southern New England Pay For Power Lines Running Through Northern New England?

Should RI Pay For Power Lines Running Through Northern New England?

TUE NOVEMBER 26, 2013

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 “We start from a position that those who stand to benefit from a transmission project in service of their public policy goals,” said Johnson, “that they should fund the project.”

Johnson is worried about the impact on electric rates if the new projects are built. He points out that new transmission lines to carry electricity to the south would run through states that most likely don’t need the power. 

Barbara Kates-Garnick is undersecretary for energy for Massachusetts. She said all the New England states should help pay, because the benefits such as reaching greenhouse gas reduction goals are shared regionally. “It’s an easier way to give a signal to the marketplace in many respects by having an allocation plan that is regional,” Kates-Garnick said.

The proposal being debated in the region is to share 70 percent of a project’s cost regionally, with 30 percent borne by ratepayers in the state that would use the power. The question will ultimately be decided by federal regulators.

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Comment by Mike DiCenso on November 26, 2013 at 9:21pm

Big Rock Ski Area closed (but may reopen with grassroots help) and Nesting Loon Cabins closed this year. Apparently skiers stayed away in droves after the wind turbines went up . The Nesting Loon Cabins had a direct view of the Rollins windsprawl. Is it coincidence or is this the beginning of the wind industry driving away tourists and outdoor recreationists?

Comment by James M. Talcott on November 26, 2013 at 11:01am
Seems to me they have laid the burden of wind generation on Maine and have decided for Mainers to be the patsies in their "Green Energy" quests. If Mass, Conn, and RI want wind let them build it in their own states, I have no problem with that I'm only concerned with wind destroying the ecology and natural beauty of the Great State of Maine.

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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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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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