Monday, June 23, 2008

"...an outpouring of public sentiment..."

As of this morning, I am unable to confirm whether the negotiations between Bluewater Wind and Delmarva Power have concluded with a deal. I've been hearing that it's done, no it's almost done, I can't tell you anything definitive, why don't you call back tomorrow...
My definition of done is a signed document. By this definition the deal was not done last night.
The News Journal identifies one important factor as to why Delmarva Power accepted Senator Tony DeLuca's invitation to sit down and work out an agreement:
But after an outpouring of public sentiment for a wind deal, and after DeLuca and Lt. Gov. John Carney got involved, Delmarva started negotiating.
We could hear something today. If we do, it's because the public support for wind power was too strong and too insistent for even Delmarva Power to ignore.
Update: Bluewater Wind, Delmarva Power and Senator DeLuca will hold a press conference today at 1:00 at Delmarva Power's headquarters. Bluewater's Jim Lanard says he's "very excited to be attending."
Bluewater will hold public briefings at 3:00 PM at the Ramada Inn, 260 Chapman Road in Newark, and at 7:00 PM at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel at Olive Avenue and the Boardwalk.

Update #2: I will be talking with Allan Loudell of WDEL at 4:35 and 5:25 this evening.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Pat Gearity said...

Tom,
There will be a press conference at 1:00 p.m. today when DPL and Bluewater Wind will discuss the deal that has been negotiated.

Senate Majority Leader Anthony DeLuca, Delmarva President Gary Stockbridge, and Hunter Armistead, head of Babcock & Brown's North American energy development division, are scheduled to attend, according to the advisory.

10:59 AM, June 23, 2008  
Anonymous FSP said...

Congratulations, Tom and Pat. A big day for Delaware.

1:17 PM, June 23, 2008  

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