Energy developer defends proposal for $1 billion power plant

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — An energy developer is fighting to open a proposed Rhode Island power plant, despite a finding that energy demand in the region will remain flat for the next few years.

Chicago-based developer Invenergy has proposed a $1 billion fossil fuel-burning plant in Burrillville, but the town contested Wednesday that Invenergy needs to prove the project will meet the energy needs of the region under state law.

The project is in a final stretch of hearings with the Energy Facility Siting Board, which will decide if the plant is really needed.

The Providence Journal reports Invenergy argues that aging plants in the region will necessitate construction of more efficient plants for the future. Invenergy also contends the escalating development of renewable energy won’t eliminate the need for fossil fuels.

___

Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

WREX
Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

13 Weather Authority

Rockford
14°
Freeport
13°
DeKalb
14°
Rochelle
14°
Sterling
14°
Janesville
18°
Monroe
13°
Connect with WREX
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content