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Work To Start On Wood-Burning Power Plant In Connecticut

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PLAINFIELD, CT (WCBS 880 / AP) - Have you ever wondered what happens to construction debris?

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau Plugs In

In Connecticut, a lot of money is spent shipping it to landfills out of state.

Now, Plainfeild Renewable Energy has secured its final permits to begin its $200 million wood-burning power plant.

Company vice president Daniel Donovan says that construction debris will soon be providing energy to about 30,000 homes there.

“It will provide on a net basis 37.5 megawatts of renewable power and we’re going to be selling that to Connecticut Light & Power under a long-term contract,” Donovan told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Donovan explains that an advanced emission controls process results in clean energy.

This is a renewable energy process that does not depend on wind or the Sun.

The plant will create 300 jobs and will be up and rolling in about two years.

It will be constructed on a 27-acre site along Route 12 in Plainfield.

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