Decision Made on Proposed Oxford Power Plant
The Oxford Power Plant will be built.
Competitive Power Ventures (“CPV”) announced today that it has received approval from the Connecticut Siting Council (“the Council”) to construct its proposed state-of-the-art, 785-megawatt (MW) nameplate capacity CPV Towantic Energy Center in Oxford.
The Council’s decision was made at a meeting today in New Britain where members voted by a 5-2 margin to approve the facility.
“We are extremely grateful to the Connecticut Siting Council, the many other Connecticut agencies and scores of staff for their hard work in assessing all the various aspects of the CPV Towantic application, and in the end determining it is in the public interest to proceed with this major private energy infrastructure project, ” said Gary Lambert, CPV President in a prepared statement. “We’d also like to express our deep appreciation to the citizens and government of the Town of Oxford and neighboring towns for their hard work in helping make this the best possible project.”