Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Legislative Leadership Likes the Wind Power Deal

Most legislative leaders seem to like the deal between Bluewater Wind and Delmarva Power.
Senate majority leader Tony DeLuca briefed legislative leadership on the signed power purchase agreement (PPA) between Bluewater Wind and Delmarva Power. I'm told his presentation was enthusiastically received. Keep in mind that it was a meeting of legislative leadership that blocked Controller General Russ Larson from providing the fourth vote to adopt the unsigned PPA last December.
I think we will see most of legislative leadership signed on as sponsors of the as yet unnumbered bill. The only dissenting voices I have heard of come from some familiar naysayers, who at the end may feel compelled to vote yes.
At this hour, Sen. DeLuca has not introduced the bill that would clear the way for approval of the new PPA, which means that it may not come to a vote in the Senate until Thursday. My long-held belief that the General Assembly would not await until June 30 to decide the issue may well prove wrong.

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