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Austrian developer WEB Windenergie a subsidiary
SWEB Development has secured the rights to the
9MW Pisgah Mountain project

Image: Vestas V90s are in line for the Pisgah project (Vestas)

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 13, 2016 at 10:19pm
Comment by Paula D Kelso on March 13, 2016 at 9:42pm

From the website of the developer whose now in the game here in Maine.

ABOUT SWEB

SWEB Development (SWEB) is a team of renewable energy professionals who are passionate about community, the environment, and shared social values. SWEB was founded through a limited partnership between WEB Wind Energy North America (WEB N.A.) and Scotian Windfields Inc.

The SWEB team gained valuable experience in community-based wind energy development when they worked together to commission 28 megawatts of wind energy projects under Nova Scotia’s Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) program.

Nova Scotia’s progressive COMFIT program was designed to promote both investment opportunities and economic benefits for local communities. Beyond the basic community benefits provided as part of the COMFIT program, SWEB has committed to enhancing the financial benefits for each hosting community. For those communities in which they operate, SWEB established a Community Dividend which contributes funds in each locale. SWEB’s community dividend program dedicates a set percentage of annual revenue from local wind generation to community non-profit initiatives that benefit residents. The distribution of the fund is determined by a committee of residents from each hosting municipality.  

SWEB’s approach to renewable energy development is rooted in small-scale, distribution-level wind energy projects that allow for local community participation. As a result of small-scale projects, environmental impacts, traffic disturbance, and visual impacts are minimized. A key factor in this approach is involving local communities in investment options associated with our projects. By creating economic partnerships, we create opportunities for community members to benefit from the renewable energy generation in their own neighbourhood.

History of SWEB

SWEB was formed through a joint venture agreement between Scotian WindFields and WEB Wind Energy, initially to work together on bringing wind energy projects to Nova Scotia through the Community Feed-In Tariff program.

Scotian WindFields is a Nova Scotia-based company with a focus on developing renewable energy projects that generate investments for Nova Scotian families. Based in Austria, WEB Wind Energy made up of over 3600 local shareholders. This level of community investment makes WEB Wind Energy the largest independent citizen-participation company in the field of wind energy in Austria.

SWEB is the ongoing venture that developed out of this partnership. The company continues to grow as a team of vibrant renewable energy professionals who look to bring their progressive model of community-ownership and socially-sensitive renewable energy development to jurisdictions throughout North America.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 13, 2016 at 3:45pm

I just took a trip to Bingham for some photo work. I noticed from the west to east view that there are quite a few Towers that appear 1/3 completed which seem to all be in Piscataquis County. The County that to my knowledge did not do a TIF agreement. Somerset County has electrical lines, maybe some pads completed but not a tower that is visible from  Rt 16.  Did that TIF agreement fall through? I remember one of the County Commissioners stating that they had not received their first payment last summer when it was due. Now that the roads are posted I wonder if they have special  permits to travel.  [photos to follow via Linked location]  I thought the deadline was 2016 to complete through certification and commissioning. 

Comment by Penny Gray on March 13, 2016 at 3:23pm

Like a virulent cancer this fraudulent sickness spreads, metastasizing across Maine's landscape.

Comment by Paula D Kelso on March 13, 2016 at 3:17pm

S#*T S#*T

NO NO NO

AIN'T GONNA WORK

OUR LUO SAYS YOU CAN'T SELL YOUR PERMIT

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WHAT HAVE THEY DONE WHEN WE WEREN'T LOOKING???????

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/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

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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