The Killingly Energy Center will provide strong, tangible benefits to the local community and its economy.
One of the largest taxpayers in the community. The Killingly Energy Center, over the construction period and first 20 year of operation, will pay $91,000,000 in property taxes to the Town, approximately $6,000,000 in property taxes to the Williamsville Fire District, and will be one of the largest taxpayers in the community.
Community Environmental Benefit Agreement (CEBA). Under the CEBA, the Killingly Energy Center will provide over $4,000,000 to the Town during the construction period, for the Town’s use for select projects, and KEC will make annual payments during the first 20 years of operation that the Town will for specific activities, including scholarships, funding Earth Day activities, water testing, funding the “Tools for Schools” initiative and others. In addition, under the CEBA, KEC will provide significant Community Infrastructure Improvements.
Community Infrastructure Improvements. As a part of the construction of the Killingly Energy Center, NTE will improve parts of Killingly's critical infrastructure. From replacing older natural gas pipelines and connecting neighboring water systems to roadway enhancements, NTE will provide strong infrastructure improvements that will benefit the community and support future economic development. NTE will enhance the local infrastructure without increased demand for substantial community services like schools, hospitals, roads, etc.
Jobs. Numerous job opportunities will be provided for the residents of Killingly and the surrounding communities as a result of this project, with 450 union jobs during construction and 20-25 high wage, full time jobs once operational. NTE will maximize the use of local labor, service providers and subcontractors during construction and operation of the facility.
Cleaner Air. The Killingly Energy Center will be one of the cleanest, most efficient natural gas power generation facilities in North America, utilizing state-of-the-art electric generation technology that will allow it to operate 25% more efficiently than the average electric generator in Connecticut. This means the project will displace the operation of older, higher-emitting oil and coal-fired plants that would otherwise be needed to meet regional energy demand, helping improve overall air quality in Connecticut and New England.
In fact, within a 100-mile radius of Killingly, over 4500 MW (seven power plants) of coal and oil generation are retiring, or at risk of retirement, thanks to cleaner, more efficient power generation sources in the region, like the Killingly Energy Center.
Community Involvement. Our team is committed to serving and partnering with the local community. Upholding this commitment, our team will continue supporting, sponsoring and participating in local community events throughout the entire life of the project. Having already participated in the Red, White and Blue BBQ, the Tomato Festival, and Bike Nights, golf tournaments, and supporting various charities, the team looks forward to continuing this support of community events and programs.