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House committee releases wind farm legislation

The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to release House Concurrent Resolutions 38 & 40 to the full House for a vote. Last December Controller Russ Larson, who represents the General Assembly, lead the vote to table a decision on the proposed wind farm project that would sit 11.5 miles off the coast of Rehoboth Beach. HCR 38, if passed by the full House, would direct Larson to approve the project on their behalf. HCR 40 would spread the $1.6 billion cost of the wind farm to all Delaware energy users

The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to release House Concurrent Resolutions 38 & 40 to the full House for a vote.

Last December Controller Russ Larson, who represents the General Assembly, lead the vote to table a decision on the proposed wind farm project that would sit 11.5 miles off the coast of Rehoboth Beach. HCR 38, if passed by the full House, would direct Larson to approve the project on their behalf.

HCR 40 would spread the $1.6 billion cost of the wind farm to all Delaware energy users, including energy users who may not be receiving power from the project. As it stands now, only Delmarva Power and Light residential and small business customers would pay for the project. According to House Bill 6, the legislation that outlined the process, the Public Service Commission has the power to spread the expenses to all DP&L users including industrial users, but separate legislation will be required for cooperative customers to take part.

Delaware municipal energy companies have already entered into an agreement with Bluewater Wind, contingent on the project going forward.

The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to release House Concurrent Resolutions 38 & 40 to the full House for a vote.

Last December Controller Russ Larson, who represents the General Assembly, lead the vote to table a decision on the proposed wind farm project that would sit 11.5 miles off the coast of Rehoboth Beach. HCR 38, if passed by the full House, would direct Larson to approve the project on their behalf.

HCR 40 would spread the $1.6 billion cost of the wind farm to all Delaware energy users, including energy users who may not be receiving power from the project. As it stands now, only Delmarva Power and Light residential and small business customers would pay for the project. According to House Bill 6, the legislation that outlined the process, the Public Service Commission has the power to spread the expenses to all DP&L users including industrial users, but separate legislation will be required for cooperative customers to take part.

Delaware municipal energy companies have already entered into an agreement with Bluewater Wind, contingent on the project going forward.


Source: http://www.wgmd.com/newspos...

MAR 12 2008
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