PATH whines that the Commission isn't entitled to have all the evidence it needs to adequately consider the PATH project against applicable statutes, which weigh the balance between reasonable power needs and reasonable environmental factors. The applicants forgot that little requirement that their project also be economical. PATH is a huge financial drain on WV ratepayers, when compared with cheaper, more environmentally friendly alternatives. So, I guess the applicants want to forge ahead then on the current schedule? That's the game the Virginia SCC played with them last year, which called PATH's bluff and sent them scrambling onto their knees to beg for withdrawal rather than have their project evaluated by the evidence presented. What a fun game! Let's play that again!
Do you also smell that barnyard odor coming off the coincidence of PJM suddenly "advising" that new load forecasts have different projections on the same day on which a response to the Staff's motion was due by PATH? Yeah, consider the odds here! Love the applicant's use of quotation marks around the word BIAS, as in, "...the "bias" that the Staff perceives in PJM's transmission planning..." C'mon, we all know that PJM's credibility is in tatters! Despite PATH's fervent hope that we're all dumber than a bag of rocks, we're not. Their continued insistence on peeing on our shoes and telling us it's raining is only making them look like even bigger liars. Nice work, you incontinent bunch of bozos!
Now here's a humorous quote, "The Staff Motion is also founded on Staff's speculation on what the future might hold..." Remember this? Apparently only PATH's fairy tales are to be believed :-) Make a note!
The applicants give way too much credence to PJM here. Although PJM likes to think they answer to no one, it's made quite obvious by the fact that they need a CPCN for their project that PJM ANSWERS TO THE STATES. The states have caught PJM in a bunch of lies already and further posturing on the part of PJM and PATH is sure to come to an unsatisfactory conclusion for them. How about a little honesty for a change, fellas?
If granted, this will be the fourth toll (applicant requested delay) in the WV PATH case, and will add nearly 3 years to the original schedule. When is enough going to be enough? Real people have put their lives on hold for this. They can't sell their properties and they don't want to put any money into their properties. They have been held hostage by PATH's plans. How would you like to have your life put into a holding pattern through no fault of your own, subject to the whims of an out-of-state corporation with a greed-driven initiative? The PATH case will continue to hold West Virginia hostage and cost its citizens money they can ill-afford as long as this farce goes on. The only solution is to dismiss the current PATH application, release West Virginia from this expensive paralysis, and tell the applicants to come back when they finally have their crap together. If they can't get it together (which has been proven over and over again), then it's time for them to give up.