You may remember that song on an ancient kids show….sung by a bunch of puppets on …Kukla, Fran, and Ollie. From a kids viewpoint, (and parents) it was funny because one character (playing the adult role) tries to suppress the continual outbreak of musical verse, from the other one….It stops for a while, then bursts out spontaneously……

So it is with Delmarva…. Every time they try to quash Bluewater WInd, they screw it up….We have been hearing about how onshore windpower can meet our needs 50% cheaper….. Today we have an announcement that a contract was signed and placed before the Public Service Commission for approval.

Instead of 300 MWh that Bluewater provides, that contract is for a 60 MW deal of credits, and a 40 MW deal of credits…..We will get very little wind…We are buying credits…..For some reason the contract that was promised, is not available for Public viewing on Delmarva’s website. I hope the Public Service commission will continue to honor their tradition of openness by publishing their copy for all to see.

The actual contract is important, because Delmarva has been talking this up since February. At first we were to know in April, then May, and finally June….We have very few days left of this legislative session.

Since the contract is not available, we must assume that as is usual for Delmarva Power, the facts contained within it will not stand up to public scrutiny.

As the public comes to learn that the hope of Bluewater Wind was scrapped for the hype of “credits”. their anger will be palpably felt in the voting booths next Fall..

As mentioned before, there is considerable argument that since the purchase of credits provide money to the wind supplier, they encourage development of that resource……

A more appropriate analogy would be this…..You could choose to support a corporation such as General Electric in one of two ways. One, you could buy a GE refrigerator and in doing so, support that company as well as the workers who put your purchase together….Or…..you could buy stock in the company and put money into it that way, anticipating those funds to climb in value……

the REC (Renewable Energy Credit) is like stock. It has an original value, but after that, it can be bought and sold on a market to the highest bidder.

Both ways help GE and provide it with capital. But stock…..does nothing for your rotting meat………

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