"Thank you again for allowing us to visit the site. The girls had a blast and were amazed by the complexity and scale of everything. I think you gave them some great insight into what engineers really do, and what it really takes to make something happen when they flip that light switch. Authentic experiences like this are crucial for students, and I really hope we can visit you again in the future."
Jason WelchScience Teacher, Miss Porter's School
"CPV has treated the City as a partner in the operation and has been an asset to our community. When they took over operation of the project, they faced many hurdles including recommencing construction of the plant itself, working with the city on many critical issues left by the previous developers and finally managing the clean up of a pre-existing contamination issue on the site. As someone who is on the frontline when it comes to dealing with the community's concems, I offer my recommendation of CPV as a "partner" to the City and member of the community."
James L. Richitelli, Jr.Mayor, City of Milford, CT
"The CPV Towantic Energy Center represents one of the largest private-sector infrastructure projects underway in our region, and will have a profound impact in helping to meet the growing need for safe and reliable electric generating capacity to fuel the continued growth of Connecticut's economy."
Bill PurcellPresident, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce
"The jobs created by this major energy infrastructure project are substantial and extremely welcomed by the hard-working construction tradespeople of Connecticut."
Dave RochePresident, Connecticut State Building Trades Council
"The addition of 785 MW (net output) of natural gas-fired power from a dual-fuel capability plant will both shore up the supply needs of Connecticut and the region and improve the reliability of the electric system. Further, the ability of the proposed facility to quickly ramp up or ramp down its output will allow it to quickly adjust to varying levels of generation from renewable energy facilities going into the grid."
Frederick L. RieseCT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
CPV Towantic Energy Center Update
When a project transitions from the construction phase to the commissioning phase, various equipment and systems are started for the first time and tuned to safely operate at optimal efficiency and reliability. These early commissioning activities can produce noticeable changes that may be observed by those in areas nearby the facility. Please be advised that these changes are normal for a new power plant starting up for the first time.
During initial start-up, brief intermittent noises may occur. There will also be times when a visible plume or “cloud” from the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) exhaust stacks and the top of the HRSG is observable. The extent of these plumes will vary based on ambient temperature and humidity. The plumes and intermittent noise associated with the start-up process are temporary and will subside once the facility is operationally tuned for optimum performance.
Please reach out through our Contact Us form with any questions about the commissioning process.