Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Wind Power Negotiations to Continue

And the end of a long public meeting, the Public Service Commission and three other state agencies decided to continue with negotiations between Bluewater Wind and Delmarva Power. The PSC staff recommended that the parties set aside parallel negotiations involving a natural gas backup facility until an agreement is reached on wind power. They set a short deadline of December 10 for the parties to submit a wind power agreement, which would then be taken up for consideration on December 18.
The agencies further decided that Lawrence Hamermesh be asked to take a stronger hand in the negotiations, more along the lines of an arbitrator than as an observer. How strong a hand he takes is an open question.
The outcome is good news to the wind power advocates on hand. Will Kempton called it the best possible result from today's meeting, for reasons I will elaborate on later. I will have much more to report tomorrow.

9 Comments:

Anonymous jason330 said...

Tom,

You were awesome on WDEL. Very cogent, insighful rundown.

Now then...did Kowalko give a hint ab out something that might be happening?

6:43 PM, November 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome! Way to pull that nail out of the coffin.

8:35 PM, November 20, 2007  
Blogger TommyWonk said...

Thanks. A lot of people worked very hard on that nail.

I did the interview on the run. I'm glad it came across well. As for John Kowalko, I didn't hear his interview.

12:41 AM, November 21, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He said he hoped to sit next to you in Leg Hall. Are you running?

1:01 AM, November 21, 2007  
Anonymous Nancy Willing said...

heh, Tom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Run Tom, Run!

7:36 AM, November 21, 2007  
Blogger TommyWonk said...

I didn't hear John's interview, but I did touch base with him this morning.

John and I sat next to each other in Leg Hall all day yesterday. John maintains that he did not say he's looking to sit next to me in Leg Hall as a colleague.

I am not planning to run for anything. My state rep is Gerald Brady, whom I consider a friend.

There's an old saying that rumor travels around the world, while the truth is getting its pants on. Which reminds me of Groucho's comment, "Love flies out the door when money comes innuendo."

8:41 AM, November 21, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I applaud the PSC, the Governor and the Legislature for responding to the pleas of the public to continue negotiations. It's clear to me the Commissioners want clarity in the rate comparisons, and they want a deal soon. Kicking the mediator's role up to the level of arbitrator is spot on. Thank you! Patricia Gearity

9:03 AM, November 21, 2007  
Blogger TommyWonk said...

Thank you Pat. You had a lot to do with the outcome.

9:13 AM, November 21, 2007  
Blogger Nancy Willing said...

Kicking the mediator's role up to the level of arbitrator is spot on.
*
WORD!

12:05 PM, November 21, 2007  

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