www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c59+132?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27Z Upgraded transmission line translates to up to 51 wind turbines in Enniskillen.98302013-03-05T11:52:46Z2013-03-05T11:52:46ZIPoliticians and residents are watching with worry as three companies make the rounds asking landowners south of Petrolia to sign leases for wind turbines.
Enniskillen Mayor Kevin Marriott says in the last few months three companies have been speaking with the municipality about projects which could bring as many as 51 turbines to the rural township south of Petrolia.Opponents of power line focusing on wind farm.372982013-02-07T16:28:27Z2013-02-07T16:28:27ZDufferin County Council might expect to be faced by a host of opponents of a proposed 230-kilovolt power line along an abandoned rail corridor, but it's difficult to assess whether the opposition is to the power line so much as to the creation of a wind farm in the north of Melancthon.Residents ready for legal battle over power lines.359032012-08-29T12:27:37Z2012-08-29T12:27:37Z"Green energy not only has to be green, but it has to respect green space and what is a recognized biosphere," said Thiel. "We're not against the wind farm. We just feel the connection of the wind farm needs to be done in a respectful manner. It doesn't necessarily need to cross the escarpment."Massive line clears way for wind projects.352772012-06-20T18:01:27Z2012-06-20T18:01:27ZThe $700-million Bruce to Milton transmission project will allow electricity to flow from refurbished reactors at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, and from wind and solar projects that have received conditional contracts under Ontario's green energy program.
The lines will be able to carry 3,000 megawatts of electricity.
Expect more costly surplus power exports: Fedeli.352892012-06-20T12:23:56Z2012-06-20T12:23:56ZThe energizing of a new transmission line from the Bruce Peninsula to Milton will only lead to more surplus power in Ontario being sold at a loss, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli charged today.
"This line will accommodate more expensive wind power energy that we don't need on the grid," Fedeli said.
Senators try to prevent Quebec transmission line.349692012-05-15T13:20:24Z2012-05-15T13:20:24ZThe senators - led by state Sen. George Maziarz, a Western New York Republican, and joined by state Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton - say upstate jobs are at stake if a $2 billion transmission line proposal is approved because it would squeeze out energy producers in the state, like nuclear power plants, facilities that burn wood to create electricity and wind turbine farms. Cross-border wind power line faces regulatory delay.338842011-12-22T22:16:33Z2011-12-22T22:16:33ZPower line builder and operator AltaLink was included in Wednesday's decision on the 230-kilovolt transmission line by the Alberta Utilities Commission, having also applied for an extension on its substation project associated with the project.
The merchant power line has been in the making for more than five yearsCanada's Tonbidge needs $25 million to finish Montana power line.322842011-06-24T23:20:34Z2011-06-24T23:20:34ZWind developers in Montana are counting on the trans-border transmission line to build their projects, which would connect the electricity grids of the two countries at Great Falls and Lethbridge. The line's construction has been slowed by disputes with landowners and construction contractors.
New Hampshire blocks Hydro-Québec plan.316032011-04-01T11:02:48Z2011-04-01T11:02:48ZMartin Murray, spokesperson for Public Service Co. of New Hampshire says public opinion is solidly against the venture. The challenge is to determine "how we can achieve a new and significant source of renewable energy at an economic price and do it with as little impact on our north country as possible."
Underwater electricity transmission system receives another approval .314442011-03-21T22:51:34Z2011-03-21T22:51:34ZThe power is to be supplied by hydro and wind generators in Canada.
The project held a public hearing before an administrative law judge in Plattsburgh in November. That judge is expected to make a recommendation to the Public Service Commission later this year.
Grid unprepared for wind, solar power.312042011-02-24T09:56:59Z2011-02-24T09:56:59ZThe government's Long-Term Energy Plan calls for the spending of $2 billion on transmission grid upgrades, including three southwestern Ontario projects the plan says should be in place by 2017 to make room for new green energy projects.
The upgrades and new line west of London are to be completed by 2014, according to the plan.
Hydroelectric power could be key to state cutting gas emissions.306712010-12-31T16:17:59Z2010-12-31T16:17:59ZHydro Quebec, NStar and Northeast Utilities are working on the Northern Pass project with the Patrick administration's support. Project organizers say the new line could provide another 1,200 megawatts of hydro electricity, enough to power nearly a million houses.
The project is still in early engineering and study phases, with the goal of wrapping up in 2015, the Northern Pass website says.
The Northern Pass: Bringing hydro-power to New England.305662010-12-29T21:33:04Z2010-12-29T21:33:04Z"What we are trying to do is meet the regional's state's goals to provide a renewable energy source to New Hampshire and New England."
But despite its worthy goals, the project has caused a furor in The North Country. ...Russ Johnson is a Columbia resident.
"We the people of Northern New Hampshire don't want you. We don't want you defiling our landscape and our economy by forcing your way over our forests and mountains and homes and we will fight you every step of the way."
CEO: Lack of power lines barrier to development.296592010-10-28T13:37:22Z2010-10-28T13:37:22ZCurrent transmission costing schemes are geared toward reliability of the power grid - not public policy - so unless power systems need more lines to balance loads and demand, proponents have to shell out the huge sums of money to build transmission to get their clean power to market.Will power proposal be 'green'? Conservation groups vow to watch process closely .295072010-10-17T22:20:55Z2010-10-17T22:20:55ZAs Northeast Utilities and Hydro-Quebec begin seeking state and federal approval for the construction of Northern Pass, a $1.1 billion dollar project that would bring 1,200 megawatts of energy from a dam in Canada to southern New Hampshire, environmental groups say that it's too early to tell if the project will end up being truly "green." ...About 50 miles of the power lines will be in new territory, and 130 miles will use existing paths. In the new territory, a path of about 150 feet would be cleared to accommodate the power lines. Ex-consul discusses regional power flow.289742010-08-31T10:23:49Z2010-08-31T10:23:49ZLeBlanc said the premiers have done well in selling their energy message in New England. "But it's not as simple as saying, 'We're here. Come buy from us.' ...New England states want to have energy independence and grow their energy supply in-house. Landowners brace for eminent domain fight with backers of MATL power line.286612010-08-08T17:15:51Z2010-08-08T17:15:51ZThe company has filed a condemnation complaint on the Salois land to gain access it says is needed for the greater good, but Larry Salois is digging in his heels.
He disputes the claim that the project is in the public interest, and he isn't sure whether Tonbridge, which is a for-profit private company based in a foreign country, even has the right to condemn the land.
"I'm going to do my best to keep 'em outside of the fence for as long as I can," Salois said.
Wind power potential only possible with upgrades: industry executive.285962010-08-03T14:26:22Z2010-08-03T14:26:22ZThe Atlantic provinces cannot reap the full potential of their wind power industries without upgrading the regional electrical transmission grid, says the president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association.
"You can't tap the full potential without new investments in transmission, no, absolutely not," said Robert Hornung in an interview on Friday.
Energy expansion exploration could lead to U.S. partnerships: Massachusetts official.284562010-07-23T21:34:34Z2010-07-23T21:34:34ZOn Tuesday, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia announced they would explore building new transmission lines between the two provinces, which would more than double the amount of electricity that can be shared between them.
A similar expansion of capacity between centrally located New Brunswick and the northeastern United States could give the Maritimes access to a lucrative energy market.N.S. power eyes better grid.282842010-07-12T18:56:56Z2010-07-12T18:56:56Z