Hearing on Cape Wind Contracts - Tues, June 22 6pm Worcester

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Monday, 21 June 2010 12:08

Have you heard (or received a phone call?) about the Cape Wind hearing tomorrow night in Worcester?  If you have a passionate perspective on the project (the proposed contracts), go and speak your case!   

For more info: http://www.capewind.org/news1115.htm

Here is an excerpt from the above link:

Your support for Cape Wind has always been crucial, it helped the project secure its approvals and now we ask for your support once again. To make America’s first offshore wind farm a reality here in Massachusetts, we ask that you also voice your support for Cape Wind’s power purchase contracts that National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
Approval of these contracts is crucial for Cape Wind to secure project finance that will make real all of the important project benefits of new jobs, cleaner air, greater energy independence and establishing Massachusetts as a global clean offshore energy leader.
There are two ways for you to make your voice heard, one is through written comments and the other is by speaking at one of following three public hearings:
Bridgewater, Wednesday, June 16, at 6:00 p.m.
Bridgewater State College, Horace Mann Auditorium, 100 Burrill Avenue
Nantucket, Monday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m.
Nantucket High School, Mary P. Walker Auditorium, 10 Surfside Road
Worcester, Tuesday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m.
Worcester State College, Student Center, Blue Lounge, 486 Chandler Street
Facts about the contract:
National Grid customers will receive a portion of their electricity in the form of a long term (15-year) stable price contract from Cape Wind, which will provide greater price stability from a clean source of electricity.
There will be no impact on electric bills until 2013, the first year that Cape Wind is expected to be in full service. National Grid has forecast a bill impact of a $1.59 increase per month for a typical residential customer. It is important to consider that this is based on National Grid’s forecast of stable fossil fuel prices – when fossil fuel prices rise again the rate impact will be reduced or even eliminated.
Included in the contract price of 20.7 cents per kilowatt hour, Cape Wind is providing National Grid with energy, Renewable Energy Credits, and 15-year stable pricing, makes this a good long term value for consumers.
For this modest bill impact, National Grid customers will make Massachusetts a global leader in offshore renewable energy and enable the benefits of new jobs, cleaner air and greater energy independence that Cape Wind will bring.
Cape Wind will also place downward pressure on wholesale electric prices in New England, saving electric consumers over $4 Billion dollars over the life of the project according to a study by Charles River Associates.
When we depend on coal, oil and gas to make electricity we don’t just pay with our electric bill; we pay with polluted air and higher healthcare costs, we pay with an environment degraded by oil spills, we pay with having to defend global energy supply lines, and we pay with a changing climate. Cape Wind opens up and harnesses our abundant offshore wind resource to meet our electricity needs from a clean, stable and inexhaustible source of energy that also provides a safer and more hopeful energy future.
Please bring your passion and support and speak out at one of the three public hearings!

"Your support for Cape Wind has always been crucial, it helped the project secure its approvals and now we ask for your support once again. To make America’s first offshore wind farm a reality here in Massachusetts, we ask that you also voice your support for Cape Wind’s power purchase contracts that National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

Approval of these contracts is crucial for Cape Wind to secure project finance that will make real all of the important project benefits of new jobs, cleaner air, greater energy independence and establishing Massachusetts as a global clean offshore energy leader.

... make your voice heard ... at one of following ... public hearings:

Worcester, Tuesday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m. Worcester State College, Student Center, Blue Lounge, 486 Chandler Street

Facts about the contract:

  • National Grid customers will receive a portion of their electricity in the form of a long term (15-year) stable price contract from Cape Wind, which will provide greater price stability from a clean source of electricity.
  • There will be no impact on electric bills until 2013, the first year that Cape Wind is expected to be in full service. National Grid has forecast a bill impact of a $1.59 increase per month for a typical residential customer. It is important to consider that this is based on National Grid’s forecast of stable fossil fuel prices – when fossil fuel prices rise again the rate impact will be reduced or even eliminated.
  • Included in the contract price of 20.7 cents per kilowatt hour, Cape Wind is providing National Grid with energy, Renewable Energy Credits, and 15-year stable pricing, makes this a good long term value for consumers.
  • For this modest bill impact, National Grid customers will make Massachusetts a global leader in offshore renewable energy and enable the benefits of new jobs, cleaner air and greater energy independence that Cape Wind will bring.
  • Cape Wind will also place downward pressure on wholesale electric prices in New England, saving electric consumers over $4 Billion dollars over the life of the project according to a study by Charles River Associates.
  • When we depend on coal, oil and gas to make electricity we don’t just pay with our electric bill; we pay with polluted air and higher healthcare costs, we pay with an environment degraded by oil spills, we pay with having to defend global energy supply lines, and we pay with a changing climate. Cape Wind opens up and harnesses our abundant offshore wind resource to meet our electricity needs from a clean, stable and inexhaustible source of energy that also provides a safer and more hopeful energy future.
Please bring your passion and support and speak out at one of the three public hearings!"

Last Updated on Monday, 21 June 2010 12:22