Transmission or Ohio
Maine shouldn't expect lower-cost, Canadian hydroelectricity to flow through the state via new transmission lines in the near future, a top Hydro-Quebec executive said here Thursday.
One of the world's largest producers of hydro power, Hydro-Quebec plans to concentrate first on expanding its exports to New England with a line through New Hampshire, according to Christian Brosseau, president of subsidiary HQ Energy Services US.
NV Energy's plan to construct a power transmission line from Ely to Las Vegas and connect it to the line that reaches north from Ely to Boulder Valley has cleared another step toward project approval.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Ely office has released a draft supplemental environmental impact statement on the proposed One Nevada Line, also called ON Line, and is accepting public comment through Jan. 8. ...The line opens "a pathway for renewable energy currently inaccessible in northern and eastern Nevada."
The "Bluff Creek to Brown" transmission line - a major transmission project for wind energy that terminates just south of Abilene - originally would have sliced through 10 private rural ranches and farms owned by members of the Heart of Texas Landowner's Coalition. But the PUC ordered a new route after the coalition and others presented evidence to protect their interests.
The majority of the testimony was against the $13 million to $14 million project that would widen the current 34.5-kilovolt power line corridor between Rumford and Roxbury by 150 feet and install 8 miles of utility poles topped with 115-kilovolt transmission line.
The power company says the upgrade and a new substation in Roxbury is necessary to channel electricity to be generated next year when the $120 million Record Hill Wind LLC wind farm is built atop Roxbury ridges.
Tom Patton wants to harness the wind.
The Avon Lake resident wants to put a wind turbine about 50 meters out into Lake Erie - something that Patton said hasn't been done elsewhere in the Great Lakes.
He's in a holding pattern though, he said, as he has to wait for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to review the project. His understanding of the problem is that the ODNR doesn't have any rules or regulations regarding wind turbines in the lake, and they don't know when they might have them, Patton said. He already has the approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The $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.
According to a spokesman with EDP Renewables, the turbine, which is located near Payne, had two of its blades sheared early Tuesday afternoon.
Representatives from EDP Renewables have closed the site.
Excessive rutting caused by vehicles, disturbance of a Native American archaeological site and placing poles too far from fence lines has occurred during construction of the Montana Alberta Tie Line, according to the state Department of Environmental Quality.
A Canadian company is on the verge of launching construction of a 214-mile energy transmission line that's been six years in the making, according to company officials.
The line will be the first to connect the electricity markets of Montana and Alberta.
A biting wind whipped across the snow-covered Montana prairie as Clayton Larsen and John Mattheis took soil samples from 30 feet below the surface north of Conrad late last week.
The men, who work for SK Geotechnical in Billings, are helping to build the $215 million, 230-kilovolt Montana Alberta Tie Line - a transmission line that could be the key to the future of wind development in the region.
Although Tonbridge already has begun construction on the stretch north of Cut Bank, Salois' son, Larry, and other landowners have argued that a foreign private corporation has no right to invoke eminent domain, a right that Salois' lawyer, Hertha Lund, said belongs to the state.
Thursday's move to condemn the property brings to a head the disagreement between Tonbridge and landowners along the southern end of the 214-mile project from Cut Bank to Great Falls.
Officials are confident work will proceed on the Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. electricity transmission line - both north and south of the border - despite a Montana court decision limiting right of entry to private lands.
van't Hoff said 31 transmission lines cross the border dividing Canada and the United States, but MATL is the first in which users of a line - in this case wind developers - will pay for the transmission as opposed to utility ratepayers.
Three wind-farm developers and the Western Area Power Administration have shipping space reserved.
The Ashtabula County Citizens for Open Government will meet 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Henderson Library in Jefferson. The subject this month is "Alternative Energy Sources."
The company set to build wind energy transmission lines from Childress County to Gray County will meet with the public this week.
Cross Texas Transmission plans high-voltage lines along a 90- to 120-mile route that would be in a right-of-way 200 feet wide, according to information from the company. The lines will run from east of Childress, near Kirkland, to southwest of Lefors.
For the second time in recent months, the Jefferson Township Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a request to build a meteorological tower to measure wind data.
The four members present at Tuesday's meeting voted unanimously to allow Roger Brown to install a 197-foot-tall lattice tower on the property he owns along State Route 540. ...
In justifying the conditional use, they said the project could be classified as a public service facility that includes various energy-generating structures but does not specifically mention wind turbines or meteorological towers.
A proposed wind turbine at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds faces one more hurdle before it can be approved by the city. After being approved unanimously by both the Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission, the turbine is now before City Council.
City Council continues to ask questions about the proposed wind turbine at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
It was expected to vote Tuesday to accept the proposal of CBLH Design, Inc. to provide a visual analysis of the application of the Cuyahoga County Commissioners and the fair board for the 280-foot turbine, slated for the parking lot off Bagley Road. The study will cost $5,600 and take five to six weeks to complete.
If he had to, Councilman-at-large Ray Guttmann was prepared to be the lone knight, tilting at wind turbines.
As it turned out, he wasn't alone. The majority of City Council was on his side.
On Tuesday, council voted 5 - 1 against allowing the 280-foot turbine that the Cuyahoga County fair board hoped to erect near its main parking lot off Bagley and Eastman roads.