Regulators Deny Dismissal for Planned 1 GW Gas Plant in Rhode Island

By Editors of Power Engineering

Rhode Island regulators have denied a request to dismiss an application for a 1 GW gas-fired power plant in Burrillville.

The unanimous decision by the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board shot down a request by the town of Burrillville and the Conservation Law Foundation to dismiss the application for the Clear River Energy Center due to information gaps, the Providence Journal reported.

Burrillville’s motion was based on a lack of information about builder Invenergy’s plan to ship water to the plant by truck from Jonston, which was a change from earlier proposals to deliver water via pipeline.

However, the siting board will continue to seek additional information on the proposal for the Clear River Energy Center.

Invenergy praised the decision in a statement.

“We will continue working closely with the EFSB and other state agencies to provide all the information they need to evaluate and approve our project,” the company said.