Report: Manchester Street Power Station for sale by owner

Manchester Street Power Station
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Hot on the heels of the revelation that the Providence City Council is seeking to give Dominion Energy Inc a $150,000 tax break comes a Bloomberg News report that Dominion is planning to sell the Manchester Street Power Station, and one other power plant located in in Pennsylvania, for a combined $1.5 billion.

Reporters Kiel Porter and Mark Chediak write that, “Dominion Energy Inc is working with JPMorgan Chase & Co to seek buyers for two power plants in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, according to people familiar with the matter, as it sells assets to pay down debt.”

Robert Walton, writing for Utility Dive, writes that though the company is looking to sell some assets, “it is working to construct other gas-fired plants, along with renewables, in its regulated markets. In an integrated resource plan filed with Virginia regulators this year, the company indicated it wants to build eight new gas-fired plants capable of generating 3.66 GW by 2033.”

The Providence City Council Finance Committee is set to hold a public hearing on Monday, July 23 at 5pm to discuss an ordinance establishing a new tax exemption and stabilization (TSA) plan for the Manchester Street Power Station.

It is unknown how or if this potential sale is related to the proposed TSA.


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If any person wishes to make public comment they are asked to sign-in prior to the 5:00 PM meeting start time. The Chambers will open on or around 4:30 PM and sign ups will begin at the same time.

Constituents who are unable to attend the public hearing can provide written testimony by mail or email to Lori L Hagen, City Clerk: or City Clerk, 25 Dorrance Street, Room 311, Providence, RI 02903. (Please note, if you submit written testimony you are not required to appear or read your testimony at the public hearing.)

Offices and City Council Chambers are accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you are in need of interpreter services for the hearing impaired, please contact the Office of Neighborhood Services at 421-7768 not less than 48 hours in advance of the hearing date.

The Providence City Council Committee on Finance:

Majority Leader John Igliozzi, Chair
Senior Deputy Majority Leader Terrence Hassett, Vice-Chair
Majority Whip Jo-Ann Ryan
Council President Pro Tempore Sabina Matos
Councilwoman Carmen Castillo

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