Posts Tagged ‘ Montville ’

Renewable energy projects vying for state power deals

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

At least six renewable energy projects proposed for sites in southeastern Connecticut are vying to be chosen next month for power purchase agreements with the state’s two largest utilities. The projects include solar energy facilities in Bozrah, Lebanon and Franklin, all proposed by New York-based Allco Finance, as well as a solar energy facility in

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Montville Biomass Plant, One Bid For Energy Contract

Aug 6th, 2013 | By

The project — 42 megawatts of power from biomass, 2.3 megawatts from solar, and 5.6 megawatts from fuel cells — is one of many projects submitted Monday in response to a call from the state energy department for contracted renewable energy.

NRG owner to broaden plan for Montville plant; 200 jobs expected

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

NRG Energy Inc. plans to file an application with the state in which it will expand upon unit conversion plans at its Montville power plant, something company officials say could create as many as 200 full-time jobs. New Jersey-based NRG has scheduled a news conference for 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Lathrop Road plant. David

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Millstone evacuation routes get fresh look

Feb 20th, 2012 | By

While there have been few road changes during that time that could potentially affect the recommended evacuation routes, the region’s population has seen a small increase. Other factors that would affect an evacuation may have changed, too. All those issues will be taken into account in the new evacuation plan being prepared by Dominion, owner

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Millstone beginning evacuation plan survey Monday

Feb 17th, 2012 | By

Millstone Nuclear Power Station is beginning to study possible changes to its evacuation plan as it does every 10 years. Part of the “update” will be a phone survey of residents in the 10 towns that are closest to Millstone including Ledyard, Montville, and East Lyme. The phone calls are slated to begin Monday, Feb.

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Montville Scout wins national conservation award

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

In addition to earning his Eagle Scout award, a Montville teen has been honored with a national conservation award from the Boy Scouts. Ian McNatt, 18, is only the second Scout from the Boy Scouts Connecticut Rivers Council, which includes most of the state, to earn a William T. Hornaday Badge, an award for distinguished

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Montville utility hopes to bring jobs to town

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

Officials from the parent company that owns Montville Power LLC believe that a plan to convert one of its generation units into a biomass system would bring jobs to the town at a time when AES Thames is closing. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Montville utility hopes to bring jobs to

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Millstone gets a familiar face as new leader in 2012

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

Stephen E. Scace, a former leader at Millstone Power Station, is returning here from the Kewaunee reactor in Carlton, Wis., to replace A.J. “Skip” Jordan as Millstone site vice president. Jordan, Millstone’s site vice president, likewise will replace Scace at the Wisconsin plant, which is up for sale. The changes are effective Jan. 1. For

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Power plant sale may hurt Montville taxpayers

Dec 13th, 2011 | By

Montville officials are waiting to find out how the sale of AES Thames, a coal-fired power plant with assets totaling $162 million, will affect the town’s tax revenue.

Ten years and counting for Niantic River conservation organization | Suzanne Thompson, The Day

Dec 7th, 2011 | By

The group’s mission is to abate and prevent pollution of the Niantic River, a unique estuary, and its watershed, which includes parts of East Lyme, Montville, Salem and Waterford.

Montville coal plant to remain temporarily shut down

Feb 9th, 2011 | By

Montville, Conn. — AES Thames, a 20-year-old coal fired power plant in Montville that produces and sells electricity for Connecticut Light & Power, will close its doors temporarily as its parent company restructres after filing for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court Tuesday. via Montville coal plant to remain temporarily shut down – Norwich, CT

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NRG Montville’s coal ash still polluting

Aug 27th, 2010 | By

Coal ash buried at the NRG Energy power plant property is continuing to pollute groundwater and soil with arsenic, beryllium and other heavy metals at levels higher than those considered safe, a study released Thursday by three environmental groups shows.

The NRG plant was the only Connecticut site among 39 listed in the report from the Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice and the Sierra Club about the dangers of coal ash wastes to groundwater and surface water supplies, Judy Benson of The Day reports.