Category Archives: US WindForce

Frank Maisano: “There he goes again.”

To borrow a phrase from the opening of Mr. Frank Maisano’s most recent letter to the editor:  “There he goes again.”  The “he” I refer to in this little post is, however, Mr. Maisano. Rapidly becoming my one of my … Continue reading

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Pinnacle (WV) wind farm decommission study and (draft) escrow agreement published. (UPDATED 1/9/11)

The Mineral County (WV) Commission is in the midst of critical negotiations with US WindForce LLC regarding the decommission of the Pinnacle wind farm planned for our community.  The documents under discussion are provided for your convenience below. Following these … Continue reading

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“As The Bull Flies!”

Readers may have noticed a gap in posts over the last week or so.  I was off helping my daughter move into a new home and internet access was very limited.  A funny thing about being out of touch … … Continue reading

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Breaking! U of MD Chancellor punt might be a new Allegheny Treasures record!

I’ve got to admit, it wasn’t exactly the ringing endorsement I had expected.  In fact, from the email I just received from the University of Maryland Chancellor, it appears recent newspaper reports of the University of Maryland playing a role … Continue reading

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Maryland’s first wind farm set to begin publishing actual electricity production stats to justify its existence.

Finally!  A US wind farm owner with the courage to put their performance where their mouth is! I have to give credit to Constellation Energy – the developer, Clipper Wind Power – the turbine manufacturer, and especially the American Wind … Continue reading

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When you’re trying to sneak in late, it’s best if you don’t blow the horn.

When I was a youngster coming home a little later than allowed, I tried to convince my friends not to blow the horn when they dropped me off.  I figured that Dad was probably sleeping with one eye open but, … Continue reading

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US WindForce asks MD PSC to include specific performance measurements in Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Just kidding!

C’mon, did you really think the wind developer’s idea for Renewable Energy Standards meant a request that the Maryland PSC, or any local, state or federal agency should require transparent reporting of the actual output from their wind turbines to … Continue reading

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Industrial wind – estimating local labor content.

Having spent a number of years in project related work, construction workers are high on my list of folks to respect.  The work is difficult, demanding and dangerous.  So don’t let anything I write here be implied as a reflection … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Allegheny Front Alliance appeal of the Pinnacle industrial wind project.

As mentioned in a previous post, the Allegheny Front Alliance has filed a “petition for reconsideration” in the matter of the WV Public Service Commission action granting a citing certificate for the purpose of constructing an industrial wind installation on Green … Continue reading

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US WindForce statement on WV PSC ruling.

For your convenience, we provide below the news release prepared by US WindForce, LLC regarding the WV PSC approval of the Pinnacle Knob siting certificate.

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