DEP/BEP approval is essentially a given for these projects.
The Maine PUC is aware of the transmission constraints these projects will encounter in trying to move their output to demand centers. Does Maine Energy Policies exclude the economic impact of relieving transmission constraints have on ratepayers ?
ISO-NE does not recognize new generation sources as additional capacity unless it is incrementally useful, meaning It cannot displace existing capacity. Whenever there is transmission constraints, ramped up intermittent wind output is a displacing source. Does Maine Energy Policies exclude this factor from determining economic impacts from redundant generation sources ?
Is asking for practicalty in Maine Energy Policy too little, too late ?