"Cover Story" piece on the polluting Wyman Station power plant in Yarmouth, whic
"Cover Story" piece on the polluting Wyman Station power plant in Yarmouth, which burns an oil so thick it must be warmed to be pumped, and which might not survive competition and regulation. This month, Maine's Board of Environmental Protection will decide whether to reaffirm its decision prohibiting owner FPL Energy from ducking some of the costs of meeting modern air pollution standards by a "cap and trade" option, allowing FPL to buy improvements at plants that send dirty air to Maine. With a history of the 1950s-era plant; a look at how FPL tries to capitalize on price spikes; how the plant compares to "combined cycle" gas turbine plants, which are twice as efficient; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's ruling on common access to the power grid, which sped the construction of competing gas-fired plants; the U. S. Justice Department's investigation of alleged price manipulation by power plants that sell on the "installed capability" or back-up power, market; details on how Wyman contributes to Maine's air pollution, and details on the May 8 price surge.
Air Standards, FPL Group Inc, Power plants
Burnett, Lee, ""Cover Story" piece on the polluting Wyman Station power plant in Yarmouth, whic" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4630.