Oxford, CT —Workers from the CPV Towantic Energy Center and Gemma Power Systems (“Gemma”) of Glastonbury, CT joined forces to raise $2,800 through a raffle at the project site which culminated in Oxford First Selectman, George Temple being doused by cold water on the same day Connecticut experienced its first snow of the season.
The First Selectman also showed up at the CPV Towantic Energy Center project site 7:00 a.m. Monday morning to draw the winning tickets in the raffles that raised the funds. Prizes included a 40-inch HD television, GoPro, and an iPad which were donated by Competitive Power Ventures (“CPV”). Donations collected from the workers totaled $1,800, Gemma Power Systems added $1,000 to the pot to reach the $2,800 total. As a bonus Mr. Harmon Rone of Paganelli Construction, a sub to Gemma, won the 40-inch TV and generously donated it to the Oxford Library.
“CPV commends First Selectman Temple for his leadership and good humor encouraging support for this important cause and we are delighted to join this initiative,” said Gary Lambert, President and CEO of Competitive Power Ventures (“CPV”). “Community engagement and involvement where we operate is as core to CPV's mission as is generating clean, reliable power.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, but with help such as this recent fundraiser, there are over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today.
More photos of the event can be seen here: http://www.cpvtowantic.com/photo_gallery.html
CPV Towantic Energy Center
Located on a secluded 26-acre site in the Woodruff Hill Industrial Park in Oxford, Connecticut, the state-of-the-art CPV Towantic Energy Center will use clean natural gas to create electricity to power over 750,000 Connecticut homes. The facility will employ dry-cooling and the most advanced natural gas turbine and environmental control technology. It will be one of the cleanest conventional electric generating projects in the world when it comes on-line in 2018. For more: www.cpvtowantic.com.