Power struggle: Hydro Power VS Solar Power
For further proof that the push for government renewable ability commissions has more to do with earnings than it does the planet, we turn to our neighbours in Vermont. Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced in last September 2016, that it has reached a deal to buy 14 hydroelectric terminals with Enel Green Power (EGP) North America in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and making 17megawatts (MW) of electricity.
Adding these resources to the 32 hydroelectric plants that the company currently owns would not only symbolized more clean, renewable ability, but also lower charges by captivating more ability at a lower costs.
You might think this would draw everyone happy, but no.
Allco Renewable Energy is a New York firm that builds solar power campaigns. It tried to intervene in order to block nation approval of the GMP purchase, arguing that it would crowd out in-state development of renewable power sources. Allco wants to get paid to build those informants in Vermont.
The Vermont Public Service Board determined that Allco’s commercial-grade pastimes did not hold it standing to intervene.
Generating more ability from renewable sources is a laudable point. Doing so while saving money for ratepayers is even better.
If solar power could accomplish with hydro on cost and reliability, firms like Allco wouldn’t fight so difficult against hydro.