As many of us fought the despicable LD 1513, it is important to realize how long ago the close relationship between John Baldacci and Iberdrola started and how Iberdrola slowly and patiently laid its plans to attempt to conquer the lion share of the electric system in Maine, both transmission and eventually generation.
The article is long but very instructive in helping to understand how Maine who is close to become more and more dependent on a foreign corporation for electric power ,assisted at every level by the cautious optimism for the CMP and Iberdrola merger of John Baldacci in 2007 and the legislative power of the EUT committee pushing for lD 1513 during this Legislative session .
The importance of the protection of ratepayers and the danger of overpriced utilities is obvious, so the establishment of a monopoly in transmission and generation must be avoided .
As I said previously, we were lucky that the Emera/First Wind is still in Court. What will EUT Co-Chair Mark Dion do after the Law Court rules on the matter? That remains to be watched closely.
CLEARLY , THERE IS A LONG HISTORY BEHIND THE CURRENT POSITION OF JOHN BALDACCI AS VICE-CHAIRMAN OF IBERDROLA/AVANGRID.