The state board considering a proposal for a power plant in Burrillville holds its first public hearing tonight at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Burrillville High School in Harrisville. The power plant has generated opposition from several local groups.
Developer Invenergy plans to sell electricity to the ISO-New England, the region’s energy grid operator, if the power plant wins approval. First the plan has to get through the state’s Energy Facility Siting Board.
The group is likely to hear from both supporters and opponents when it convenes for a first public hearing. Supporters say the project will create jobs and tax revenue. Opponents say they cannot get behind a fossil-fuel burning power plant. The hearing is open to all Rhode Islanders, not just Burrillville residents.