Thursday, March 24, 2016

In the News: Eversource in trouble, Millis expected to provide water

"There were more tough words for Eversource from the Planning and Economic Development Board as the power distribution company asked the board to speed up the public hearing process and issue a decision on the company's proposed upgrade of a facility on West Street. 
At the board’s Tuesday meeting, the company discussed additional material it submitted as part of its application to build two prefabricated 15-by-64-foot control buildings. 
Mary Kate Shneeweis, an engineer with Beals and Thomas who is also working on the Exelon project to build a 200-megawatt expansion on the Summer Street property, detailed landscaping and other plans that the company had yet to file last month when it first met with the board. 
The company was issued a cease and desist in January after they began construction of a retaining wall without filing a site plan application with the town."

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"The Drinking Water Committee is expected to recommend that the Board of Selectmen enter into negotiations with Exelon and Medway to pump 48,000 gallons of water per day into Medway’s system for Exelon’s use. 
Exelon, which proposed a 200-megawatt expansion of its existing Summer Street power plant, will require an average of 95,000 gallons of water per day to help control emissions from the two power-generating turbines proposed to the state Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB). 
The EFSB, the sole permitting authority for energy infrastructure in the state, is expected to issue a decision later this spring or early summer."
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