A power line company wants to build a massive power line across seven states, including Minnesota. The line would carry electricity generated by wind to points east and the project could have major implications for Minnesota’s wind developers. It would also require the erection of towers and lines across a big section of the state. [...]
Power companies want to bypass state control for siting new high-voltage power lines, according to this Christian Science Monitor article about the grid changes needed to support more wind power. The article also quotes CETF’s Paula Maccabee and Jeremy Chipps. Read the whole thing HERE.
Here’s one of the excellent quotes from David Morris at Institute for Local Self Reliance (www.ilsr.org) re: the NEW Proposed SUPER HIGH voltage (765Kv line): Building new transmission lines in the name of wind power is the latest attempt to strengthen coal’s grip on the country’s electricity generation. Read the rest at The Daily Reporter.
The Obama energy initiative calls for a new national grid, a “smart grid” even, but David Morris of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues that a new high-voltage national grid is not the answer. Building a new high-voltage transmission line diverts resources from the more important task of making the best use of the existing [...]
In their January 27th meeting, the PUC ruled on citizen advisory task forces for the Brookings Line. They did not designate which specific advisory task forces to have for the Brookings Line or how many. Their Order said the PUC, “Authorized Office of Energy Security Energy Facility Permitting staff to establish an advisory task force [...]