Power line could disrupt farms - Farmer Gerard Widolff uses paper plates to show the slices of his farm that a proposed transmission line could affect.
Hans Detweiler claims
“People will be able to see where the route is,” he said. “We’re very aware of the potential for impacts to center pivot irrigators. We have worked hard to minimize that impact. We think we’ll show we’ve done a good job in dealing with these issues.”
Overall, Detweiler said, the project would benefit Illinois. All the power will end up near Morris. Whether it goes to Chicago or out of state, the additional electricity should help drive down state power prices, he said.
Realy Hans, quit lying to the residents of Illinois. Do I need to remind you what you said to Crain's Business Weekly?
$45/MWH that was the price Hans stated RICL would be profitable.
What is todays price at PJM?
How is this "MERCHANT TRANSMISSION LINE" going to make a profit at these energy prices?
"Whether the power goes to Chicago or out of state..." or out of state? Good luck explaining that to the ICC. It doesn't matter if the power goes to Chicago or out of state....HAHA!
So what Hans is basically telling Illinois residents is just RICL's presence with this merchant transmission line in the PJM market with electricity priced well over current market prices, electricity prices will go down for no apparent reason whatsoever.
Common Hans. You have to do better than that. This isn't Chicago. This isn't Springfield. This isn't Washington. Your old lobby tactics aren't working well for you here.