Featuring GE 7HA.01 gas turbines and DLN2.6+ AFS combustion system
Total Installed Capacity
Local and Regional Employment
22 full-time plant staff and approximately 75 ancillary jobs
900+ union labor workers over 30-month construction period
In Operation Since
The CPV Towantic Energy Center generates enough reliable electricity on average to power more than 800,000 Connecticut homes and offset carbon dioxide emissions equivalent of taking more than 260,000 cars off the road each year. Through our use of General Electric’s (GE) advanced power generation technology, CPV Towantic provides safe, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally responsible power for CT. CPV Towantic pairs well with less reliable power sources like wind and solar because it provides a backstop to maintain grid reliability when the wind or sun cuts out.
"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