Were Ex-Maine Gov Baldacci's (now quietly Vice Chair of Avangrid, Iberdrola's wind division) and Iberdrola's Smart Meters Built to Support Wind Power Expansion in Maine?

In December 2015, ex-Governor John Baldacci, architect of the wind power virus in Maine, became Vice Chairman of Avangrid, Iberdrola's wind power division. Not a single word on this has been reported by the media.

Aside from the $1.4 billion ratepayer funded MPRP transmission buildout handed to Iberdrola by Governor Baldacci and his henchmen, there was also the extremely high priced smart meter program which Iberdrola got to build. Both of these were put in place for the benefit of wind power expansion and to the benefit of Iberdola. Iberdrola is not allowed to become a wind generator based on Maine law. But at this very moment, powerful forces are conspiring in the legislature to change the law, paving the way for Iberdrola to get into wind generation in Maine.

  • "Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Central Maine Power Company will receive $95.9 million for deployment of smart meter technology throughout its customer service area.  Bangor Hydro Electric currently has smart meters in its service area.  Installation of smart meters in Maine homes and businesses will enhance Maine’s ability to support renewable ocean energy". http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mcp/downloads/finalreport_123109.pdf

  • "A smart grid would allow the integration of variable energy sources like wind and solar. For example, if electricity output dropped suddenly due to a change in wind generation, the grid could dim the lights in big box stores by 20%, a change most people don't perceive, say Don Von Dollen, program manager for the IntelliGrid project at the Electric Power Research Institute". http://www.mainebiz.biz/news44168.html

http://www.pressherald.com/2010/09/29/fan-or-foe-of-wind__2010-09-29/

  • Just back from an Iberdrola-hosted wind trip to Europe, Baldacci wants the law changed. (Sep 2009) "Baldacci also says the state is planning to change local regulations to allow Spanish renewables giant Iberdrola Renovables to invest in wind farms there. Iberdrola is unable to invest in generation because of the transmission and distribution assets it owns in the state through Central Maine Power; however, Baldacci says legislation being proposed in the state legislature would change the rules for renewable generation". Published: Friday, September 25 2009 | Last updated: Tuesday, October 6 2009 http://www.rechargenews.com/business_area/politics/article192595.ece

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Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on January 31, 2016 at 11:52am
Insanity- transparent greed and corruption including the lack of media coverage- evil prevails here-

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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