NTE Energy Plans to Build 550 MW Gas-Fired Elec Plant in CT

Artist rendering of Killingly Energy Center – click for larger version

In April 2016, MDN told you NTE Energy, headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, plans to build several new natural gas-fired electric generating plants, one of them in Connecticut (see NTE Energy Developing 3 NatGas-Fired Electric Plants in CT/NC/OH). Since that time NTE has been busy with all of three projects. The Connecticut project is called Killingly Energy Center, a 550-megawatt plant that will be located near Killingly, CT. NTE has secured a site for the plant, filed a request to connect to the power grid, filed for an air permit and filed with the siting council. NTE expects to get all of the various permits they need sometime by the second quarter of this year (May-June time frame). When they do get the necessary permits for Killingly, construction will begin (in 2Q of this year). No doubt Marcellus gas will feed the plant, which will go online in 2021 (it takes a few years to build these things). NTE will spend $500 million on the project and employ 250-350 people to build it. But what about the location? You know how allergic New Englanders are to any new natural gas-related infrastructure! NTE is also building a plant in Ohio. The mayor of the city where the Ohio plant is getting built (Middletown, OH) is giving his “full-throated support” of NTE and is telling Killingly they don’t have anything to worry about. NTE does what they say they’ll do, and they do it right. So far Killingly appears to be playing ball. Killingly Town Council approved agreements with NTE earlier this month. When the plant gets built, Killingly will see $90 million in tax revenue over the next 20 years. Who wouldn’t sign on the dotted line for 90 million bucks?! Below is news about the project along with a recent PowerPoint presentation loaded with information about the Killingly Energy Center…

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