Monday, October 20, 2008

More gas turbines on the river

It looks like the NRG power plant on the Connecticut River, which was listed as one of the "sooty-six" power plants for creating pollution by burning high-sulfur coal and oil, will not be mothballed, as once predicted, when the nearby Kleen Energy gas turbine plant is built.

According to the Hartford Courant, the DPUC has approved four additional gas turbine generators which will be built on the NRG site for production of electricity during peak usage periods.

The construction will be a huge tax benefit for Middletown.

The turbines will be gas-fired, and thereby clean-burning, but no figures are immediately available about how additional gas turbines on the river will affect water usage, or air quality.

Look for updates as more information becomes available.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How many of these wonderful modern turbines will Kleen be running to keep our electricity flowing smoothly and how much money does the City get for providing a nice home for these public good necessities? I hope they are not quite as noisy as the jet engines I am familiar with. Will these facilities improve the quality of life in the Village District and beyond with monstrous revenues?