Wind bill potentially more costly than reported
There is nothing in this bill or in any other Maryland law or regulation that will guarantee or limit how much a ratepayer will have to pay extra for offshore wind-generated energy. If this bill is passed and if a developer succeeds in building an offshore wind farm, don't be surprised if the surcharge exceeds $1.50 in 2012 dollars.
April 4, 2012
by Teresa Zent
in Baltimore Sun
Have any of your reporters or editorial writers actually read the offshore wind bill ("A better wind bill," April 2)? I don't think so, or perhaps they simply don't understand it.
Every article or opinion piece I've read, whether in support or opposed, contains the same misrepresentation over and over again. The bill does not guarantee that a residential ratepayer will face a surcharge of only $1.50 per month after the wind farm is built and energy is flowing through the transmission lines.
What the bill actually says is that the Public Service Commission may not approve a developer's proposed project unless... [continue via Web link]