Town using funds received from Invenergy to fight Invenergy’s proposed power plant

THE TOWN OF BURRILLVILLE is using funds it received from a tax stabilization agreement with Invenergy Thermal Development to fight against the Clean River Energy Center, a gas-fired power plant being proposed by Invenergy. /COURTESY INVENERGY
THE TOWN OF BURRILLVILLE is using funds it received from a tax stabilization agreement with Invenergy Thermal Development to fight against the Clean River Energy Center, a gas-fired power plant being proposed by Invenergy. /COURTESY INVENERGY
BURRILLVILLE – In what’s become a bitter and expensive fight over a proposed gas-fired power plant in Burrillville, the town is tapping into money it received from the power-plant owners to fund its opposition efforts. Indeed, the town last year signed a tax stabilization agreement with Invenergy Thermal Development LLC, a Chicago-based energy company that…

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  1. Town Council President Pacheco is correct in charging Doug Gablinske with false claims about an alleged looming energy shortage in Rhode Island and New England. As PBN reported in January, the regional system operator, ISO New England, secured a surplus of generating capacity for the generating year 2020-21. Invenergy attempted to sell 485 megawatts in that auction, but ISO did not buy. Nor did ISO buy a single megawatt from new gas-fired generator. Mr. Gablinske’s generating capacity shortage is fiction.