The CPV Towantic Energy Center is a 785 megawatt natural gas-fueled combined-cycle electric generating facility currently under construction in the Woodruff Hill Industrial Park in Oxford, Connecticut. The facility will generate enough electricity to power nearly 800,000 homes, helping Connecticut to safely meet its demand for energy with reliable, cost-effective and environmentally-responsible low emissions generation. Displacing the need for older, less efficient generators, CPV Towantic will lower overall emissions and improve the state’s environmental profile. Combining the most advanced generation technology available with clean natural gas and state-of-the-art emissions controls, CPV Towantic will be the cleanest, most efficient conventional generator in Connecticut once complete.
CPV Towantic’s innovative design also incorporates advanced air cooling technology which will conserve natural resources by reducing water use by approximately 85% compared to traditional facilities. The facility will also have Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel back up fuel which will enhance the facility’s reliability and ensure that power can be produced when it is needed most.
Type of Facility: Natural gas powered, 2 x 1 combined-cycle, electric generating facility
Location: Woodruff Hill Industrial Park - Oxford, Connecticut
Capacity: 785 MW
Facility On-Line: 2018
Fuel: Natural gas from Algonquin Interstate Pipeline, ULSD fuel backup
Electrical Interconnection: Connecticut Light & Power (“CL&P”) 115kV circuit between Baldwin Junction and Beacon Falls
*805 MW is the nameplate capacity, actual operating capacity will be lower