Analysis of public opinion poll among 500 registered Maryland voters in September, 2011, including tables and graphs of key results.
Topline results of public opinion poll among 500 registered Maryland voters in September, 2011.
Analysis of public opinion poll among 400 registered Delaware voters in September, 2011, including tables and graphs of key results.
Topline results of public opinion poll among 400 registered Delaware voters in September, 2011.
The report identified 1,134 direct jobs involved in South Carolina's wind energy related production or service activities in 2012. It estimated that a 1 GW offshore wind farm constructed between 2016 and 2025 would create an average of more than 3,800 jobs per year throughout the 10-year construction period. It also would generate nearly $2 billion in wages and nearly $620 million in combined state and local government revenue.
The supplemental comments respond to comments submitted by the Governor's Office of Energy Independence (OEIS) and the Industrial Energy Consumers' Group (IECG).
The letter and accompanying attachments detail Statoil's support of the Maine Public Utilities Commission's (PUC's) approval of a term sheet for a proposed long-term contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project.
The Industrial Energy Consumer Group (IECG) comments that the proposed Statoil term sheet does not comply with federal law on electric rates and must be modified substantially in order to come into compliance with federal requirements. The IECG also argues that the term sheet also does not appear to comply with requirements of state law in its lack of: information on decomissioning and removal; quantification of tangible state economic benefits; or, commitment to invest in manufacturing facilites in Maine.
The report examines the statewide economic impact of a 500 MW offshore wind energy facility through two different scenarios. Under the existing supply chain, the report estimates that planning and construction activities would have an annual economic impact in each of the five years of the project of an estimated $271.0 million in output, 2,218 full- and part-time jobs, and $89.2 million in labor income. Operations and maintenance (O&M) would have an annual economic impact for at least 20 years of operations of an estimated $115.4 million in output, 546 full- and part-time jobs, and $31.5 million in labor income. Under an enhanced supply chain scenario, which would require attracting a turbine assembly plant to Maine, the annual statewide economic impacts of planning and construction could increase to an estimated $473.0 million in output, 3,199 full- and part-time jobs, and $141.9 million in labor income. Operations and maintenance (O&M) would increase annual state economic impact to an estimated $209.8 million in output, 932 full- and part-time jobs, and $55.1 million in labor income.
The letter offers a written statement of Fishermen Energy's assessment of its amended application and outline of proposed revisions.