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Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#1 Feb 8, 2013
The price of electricity with the ISO has been extraordinarily high for the past month. It is a precursor for future high cost of electricity for us all.
There should be a investigation about this...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#2 Feb 16, 2013
In New England, a Natural Gas Trap

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/business/el...

Electricity prices in New England have been four to eight times higher than normal in the last few weeks, as the region’s extreme reliance on natural gas for power supplies has collided with a surge in demand for heating....
ka ching

South Acworth, NH

#3 Feb 16, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
The price of electricity with the ISO has been extraordinarily high for the past month. It is a precursor for future high cost of electricity for us all.
There should be a investigation about this...
It's green energy at any and all costs Mike.
ka ching

South Acworth, NH

#4 Feb 16, 2013
Another point to consider is the exchange rate of Loonie against the Dollar......
I Know More Than You

Topsham, ME

#5 Feb 16, 2013
ka ching wrote:
It's green energy at any and all costs Mike.
Another moron who would be better served by not posting at all.
I Know More Than You

Topsham, ME

#6 Feb 16, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
In New England, a Natural Gas Trap
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/business/el...
Electricity prices in New England have been four to eight times higher than normal in the last few weeks, as the region’s extreme reliance on natural gas for power supplies has collided with a surge in demand for heating....
It's good news for VY!
ka ching

South Acworth, NH

#7 Feb 16, 2013
JAY, Vt.(AP)- Vermont's Green Mountain Power wants permission to install equipment that will boost the amount of electricity that its turbines in the Lowell Mountain wind project can put out in the New England grid.
The Caledonian-Record reports Lowell wind operators noticed Tuesday that three of the 21 turbines were not producing electricity. They said capacity has been curtailed by ISO-New England, which runs the New England grid.
That was a concern of the chair of the governor's Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission, which was on a tour of the wind project Tuesday.
Green Mountain Power is asking the Vermont Public Service Board to approve its plan. A hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Jay town hall
http://www.wcax.com/story/21216712/vt-utility...
I Know More Than You

Topsham, ME

#8 Feb 16, 2013
ka ching wrote:
JAY, Vt.(AP)- Vermont's Green Mountain Power wants permission to install equipment that will boost the amount of electricity that its turbines in the Lowell Mountain wind project can put out in the New England grid.
The Caledonian-Record reports Lowell wind operators noticed Tuesday that three of the 21 turbines were not producing electricity. They said capacity has been curtailed by ISO-New England, which runs the New England grid.
That was a concern of the chair of the governor's Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission, which was on a tour of the wind project Tuesday.
Green Mountain Power is asking the Vermont Public Service Board to approve its plan. A hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Jay town hall
http://www.wcax.com/story/21216712/vt-utility...
The more you grind that axe, the duller you become.
ka ching

South Acworth, NH

#9 Feb 16, 2013
The government’s transition to these intermittent green energy technologies is causing havoc with its electric grid
http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/201...
ka ching

South Acworth, NH

#10 Feb 16, 2013
Renewable Energy Will Cost Grid More: MIT
http://energy.aol.com/2012/03/13/renewable-en...

Integrating more renewables into the US grid will be costly and have unintended consequences, including potential for increased carbon emissions, that policymakers need to plan for, warns a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative study.

The study, unveiled Monday, looked at what needs to be done to accommodate increasing percentages of renewables on electricity grids, said MITEI head Ernest Moniz...
ka ching

South Acworth, NH

#11 Feb 16, 2013
"In the absence of affordable storage," said Moniz, "natural gas remains the key backup for intermittent resources."
http://energy.aol.com/2012/03/13/renewable-en...
ka ching

South Acworth, NH

#12 Feb 16, 2013
An additional complication, speakers noted, is the US system that regulates electricity state by state, so US policies are fragmented. Perez-Arriaga noted the 27 European Union countries all regulate at the national level, and they've agreed to form a single power market in 2014 to optimize resources.
http://energy.aol.com/2012/03/13/renewable-en...
ka ching

South Acworth, NH

#13 Feb 16, 2013
A substantial increase in the amount of electricity produced from renewable energy would require building a transmission system that would carry a price tag of up to $100 billion.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1234142421557...
GoodbyeVT

South Acworth, NH

#14 Feb 16, 2013
Goodbye old VT, Hello New Vermont.

The Five Per Cent Non-Solution:

Using large wind only, the state would need to generate 288 megawatts (MW), equal to 96 three- megawatt turbines. That is 4.6 times the capacity of the Kingdom Community Wind project.
Using solar only, the state would need to generate 576 MW (5.4 square miles – half the size of Burlington or 1.3 times the size of Barre City), equal to 262 2.2 MW solar generators – the maximum size allowed under the state’s “standard offer” subsidized power program. Hopkins himself liked it to placing slightly more than one 2.2 MW solar plant in every town, city, and gore in Vermont.
Using small hydro only, the state would need to generate 173 MW, almost twice the estimated capacity available from powering 300 of the 1200 existing dams. Hopkins noted that the federal permitting process for small hydro can be lengthy and complex.
Using biomass (woodchips) only, the state would need to generate 139 MW, which would require an additional 1.1 million tons of fuel per year. At present, Vermont now uses 1.5 million tons/year total.
http://yesvy.blogspot.com/2013/02/transitioni...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#15 Feb 16, 2013
ka ching wrote:
<quoted text>It's green energy at any and all costs Mike.
It is special interest and insiders running wild...

You are basically right...but a rising tide lifts all boats.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#16 Feb 16, 2013
I Know More Than You wrote:
<quoted text>
It's good news for VY!
If they could write accurate documents...
GoodbyeVT

South Acworth, NH

#17 Feb 16, 2013
ka ching wrote:
"In the absence of affordable storage," said Moniz, "natural gas remains the key backup for intermittent resources."
http://energy.aol.com/2012/03/13/renewable-en...
In New England, a Natural Gas Trap
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/business/el... ;
Last year, natural gas provided 52 percent of New England’s electricity, and that share is expected to grow. Gas is generally cheaper than other energy sources, and the lower costs have spurred the retirement of aging coal generators and nuclear reactors. The six-state New England region and parts of Long Island are the most vulnerable now to overreliance on gas, a vulnerability heightened by a shortage of natural gas pipeline capacity, but officials worry that similar problems could spread to the Midwest....Northeast and many other companies are temporarily insulated from the spot market because they sign long-term contracts for electricity supply. But Northeast’s energy charges next year could be 10 percent higher than they are now, Mr. Daly said, because the companies that sell power on a long-term basis will charge more to absorb the risk of short-term spikes in prices.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#18 Feb 16, 2013
ka ching wrote:
Renewable Energy Will Cost Grid More: MIT
http://energy.aol.com/2012/03/13/renewable-en...
Integrating more renewables into the US grid will be costly and have unintended consequences, including potential for increased carbon emissions, that policymakers need to plan for, warns a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative study.
The study, unveiled Monday, looked at what needs to be done to accommodate increasing percentages of renewables on electricity grids, said MITEI head Ernest Moniz...
Yea, well, our problem is not having a risingeconomy and rising jobs rate such that we increase electric consumption and utility profits...
GoodbyeVT

South Acworth, NH

#19 Feb 16, 2013
New England’s problems have been moderated somewhat by imports.“Without Indian Point, New England would have been toast,” Mr. Short said.“We’re importing 1,400 megawatts out of New York.” Indian Point is a twin-unit nuclear plant on the Hudson River that New York State is seeking to close.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/business/el... ;
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#20 Feb 16, 2013
It is old news with the transmission line choke points or natural gas choke points...they all dance on our graves making big money by creating artificially creating energy shortages...

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