State-of-the-Art Burrillville Power Project Advancing with

Filing of Project Plans with State’s Energy Facility Siting Board
Clear River Energy Center will be a key piece in solving Rhode Island’s
energy challenges – and New England’s most efficient power facility
PROVIDENCE, R.I., November 12, 2015 – Invenergy has filed its permit
application with the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) for the
Clear River Energy Center, a state-of-the-art natural-gas fueled power generation
facility.
The EFSB will review the application and is expected to schedule public hearings
on the project over the next several months. In addition, Invenergy will host an
Open House in Burrillville in the coming weeks.
The EFSB application, which can be reviewed here, provides more detail on the
benefits of the proposed 900+ megawatt Clear River Energy Center, including
lower energy costs for ratepayers; jobs for local workers and millions of dollars in
new revenue for the Town of Burrillville; and reduced air emissions and improved
air quality.
“We’re confident our project will play a major role in solving Rhode Island’s
energy challenges, bringing clean, affordable and reliable new energy to the
state and the region,” said Bryan Schueler, Invenergy’s Senior Vice President of
project development. “Not only that, but this facility will become a new economic
engine for northern Rhode Island, employing hundreds during construction and
dozens more over the life of the project. We’re ready to invest in Rhode Island
and its workforce to make this project a reality, and we look forward to the
EFSB’s review of our proposal.”
Once approved by state and local regulators, construction on the Clear River
Energy Center is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016, with
commercial operations expected by the summer of 2019.
Project benefits will include:
Jobs and Economic Benefits
 Invenergy plans to invest more than $700 million in the new facility –
Rhode Island’s largest energy project in decades.
 Overall economic impact on Rhode Island’s economy is projected at $1.3
billion between 2016 and 2034.



Employing more than 300 local workers in construction jobs and 25 fulltime staff members when operational.
Contributing more than $3.5 million annually to the local economy in
employee salaries.
Clear River Energy Center will be one of the largest taxpayer by far in the
Town of Burrillville. These payments represent millions of dollars annually
in new revenue for the Town, with little to no impact on town services.

Addressing Region’s Energy Challenges
 Rhode Island’s average electricity costs rank seventh-highest in the
country. The Clear River Energy Center is projected to result in $70
million in annual cost savings for Rhode Island ratepayers.
 An advanced technology combined cycle generation facility, the Clear
River Energy Center will be the most efficient natural gas-fired plant in
New England.
 Adding between 850 to 1,000 megawatts (MW) to the regional grid –
much-needed new capacity as aging, more polluting coal and oil plants,
and the Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts, are slated to retire in the
coming years.
 The project will be in compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency’s new Clean Power Plan as it relates to air quality and emissions
standards.
 The use of new, highly efficient and flexible power generation will allow
more renewables to be added to the regional electric generation network.
Cleaning up an unused well
 The Clear River Energy Center will utilize a Pascoag Utility District well
that has been unusable since it was contaminated in 2001 – paying for a
treatment system that will remove the groundwater contamination over
time.
Cleaner energy and healthier air
 By displacing existing inefficient and more polluting sources of energy,
Clear River Energy Center is expected to lower emissions of air pollutants
in the region by the following amounts each year*:
 Carbon Dioxide (CO2): by 1,019,000 tons
 Nitrogen Oxides (NOx): by 2,240 tons
 Sulphur Oxides (SOx): by 2,762 tons.
(* average annual reduction between 2019 and 2025)

About Invenergy
Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own and operate large-scale
renewable generation, natural gas and clean energy storage facilities in North
America and Europe. Invenergy is North America’s largest independent wind

power generation company, with its home office in Chicago and regional
development offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Mexico.
For more information, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.
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Contact:

Mary Ryan, Senior Manager, Public Relations
Invenergy
312-582-1424
mryan@invenergyllc.com