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Greenpoint Ansonia Discussion

Greenpoint Ansonia Discussion

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December7,2011RegularMeetingPresent:FrankTyszka,ChairmanSteveBlumeJamesFinnucanMayorJamesDellaVolpeKevinBlake,CorporationCounselAbsent:JamesPrestianoMichaelHealyOthersPresent:EdAdamowski,AldermanBartFlaherty,P&ZChairmanEileenKrugel,GrantWriterGaryHaleTheRegularMeetingoftheAnsoniaEnergyImprovementDistrictBoardwascalledtoorderat6:05p.m.byChairmanTyszka.Therewasaquorumpresent.AllpresentroseandPledgedAllegiancetotheFlag.
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Mr.Halesaidtheengineersmaybeattendingthemeetingthisevening.TheyaredevelopingasiteplanforthePlanning&ZoningCommission.Greenpointissortingthroughtechnologiestoleadtoasitedesign.ThisGermantechnologyiswidespreadinEurope.GreenpointmoneyisinplacewithouttheStateincentiveandeverythingislineduptomakeAnsoniaarollmodelinthisnewtechnology.EID120711
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Mr.Halesaidwithregardtothegenerationsidetheywillusenaturalgasturbines.Wearemoreconcernedwiththeanaerobicprocess.Theyareexploringenormousstagingcentersandpossiblyafuelcell.Ifitweretoworkeverythingwouldbeanaerobicwhichproducesgasthatgoestofuelcells.OnetechnologyfavoredhasahighwatervolumeandtheconcerniswhichwouldbestfittheconfigurationattheComplexandtheCityofAnsonianeeds.Inthelastsixweekstheprojecthascometogether.ChairmanTyszkaaskediftherewouldbeanythingfromtheengineersinthenextfewweeks.Mr.Halesaidthenextfewweekstheyshould
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readytosubmittheplan.ThereisnotalotoflandinandoutoftheComplexonanormalday.Mr.BlumesaidheaskedJayJayanthanandSindhuNatarajanfromUICtocometothemeetingthisevening.HesaidhesawasketchoftheplanandheinvitedMr.FlahertyandMr.Madigoskytocometothemeeting.Mr.Halesaidiftheycanprovidetheinformationinformally,hewillsendeveryoneontheBoardacopy.Mr.FlahertyaskedforacopyoftheagreementbetweentheproviderandtheCityofAnsonia.ChairmanTyszkasaiditisintheTownClerk'sOffice..Mr.BlakesaidhewillgetacopyforMr.FlahertyfromtheTownClerk'sOfficeandsendittohim.ElectricityMr.HalesaidMr.Blakehashisfilefrom2008wheretheMayorhadacontractwithapowersupplycompanytoprovideelectricityatasavingstotheCity.BasedonthatcontracttheCityofAnsoniahasbeenenjoyingelectricityatacheaperrate.Thiscontractwiththecurrentproviderhasexpired.TheyhavesavedtheCityalotofmoneyoverthe2yearsofthecontract.Onceacontractexpires,thecompanydoesn'tusuallysayanythingsotherategoesbacktotheoldratethatwewerepaying.HeissuggestingthatMikeScorranowhoistheCityofAnsonia'srepresentativegobacktothesupplierandnegotiatetherateforelectricityfortheCity.Hecanalsosolicitproposalsfromothervendorswhosupplyelectricity.Mr.HalesaidhehasspokentoMayorDellaVolpeabouttheAnaerobicFacilitybeingupandrunningwithinayear.TheywouldbeabletosupplymorethanwhattheCitywillneedforelectricity.EID1207112
 
ChairmanTyszkasaidtheCityshouldnegotiateforaoneyearcontractwiththeelectricityprovider.Mr.Halesaidheagrees.Thecontractwouldhavetoincludean"escape"clause.Mr.ScorranohasdealtwiththisbeforeandhehassavedmoneyforAnsonia.MayorDellaVolpesaidthatsomeoftheCitybuildingsmaybeconvertedtonaturalgasfromoil.Mr.BlumemadeamotiontoauthorizeMichaelScorranotosolicitnewproposalsfortheCityofAnsonia'selectricitysupplyandreportbacktotheBoard.Mr.Finnucanseconded.Allinfavor,socarried.UnitedInternationalCorporationJayJayanthan,SindhuNatarajanandPeterGeorgettecameintothemeeting.Mr.JayanthansaidMr.GeorgettewillgiveabriefpresentationtothemembersontheproposedAnaerobicFacilitytobelocatedattheComplex.Mr.GeorgetteexplainedtheexistingTransferStationandtheproposedlayoutfortheTransferStation.TheAnaerobicDigestionprojectwilluseorganicwasteandprocessitintoelectricity.HeexplainedtheproposedchangestotheComplexwhichwillincludetheAnaerobicFacilityinrelationtothenewTransferStation.HesaidtherewillbetrucksofwastecomingintotheComplex,theywillbegettingweighedandthenoffloadedandthenthetruckswillbeweighedagain.ChairmanTyszkaaskedthenumberoftrucksaday.Ms.Natarajansaidtherewillbe45tonsadaywithamaximumof
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trucks.TheorganicmaterialwillbeturnedintopumpableformandthenpumpedintoanundergroundpipetotheAnaerobicFacilitytoelectricgenerators.Theelectricitywillbeputintoagrid,Thesludgegeneratedwillgooffsite.ChairmanTyszkaaskedthenumberoftonsandpercentageofsludgethatwillbegeneratedandtakenoffsite.Ms.Natarajansaidlessthan25%.Mr.Georgettesaidtheby-productwillbewateralso.Theyneedwatersotherewillbeaclosedloopwiththewaterrecyclingthroughthesystem.Hesaidtheystillhavepermittingissues.ChairmanTyszkasaidcantheysiphonofffromtheWPCAplant.
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