Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Salem News is reporting that the State Department of Public Utilities voted not to request that National Grid or NStar enter into long-term power deals with Footprint.
The Salem News is reporting that the proposal to erect a natural gas power plant on the Salem waterfront suffered a real setback Friday. According to the News, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities voted Friday not to ask National Grid and NStar to consider entering into longtime contracts to buy power from Footprint - a surprising setback that may end up halting the multi-million project altogether. Without a financing agreement with a local utility company in place, Footprint developers have said it will be difficult for them to put the money forward to fund the project. Mayor Kim Driscoll, the developers and other state officials remain optimistic that the project will move forward as planned, according to the Salem News …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Here's a closer look at what the Salem Harbor Power Station is expected to look like after the original structure is demolished.
The computer-rendered photos above were included in the Visual Impact Study segment of a Footprint Salem Harbor Station Powerpoint slide presentation that was presented to a small crowd of area residents Tuesday night at Bentley Elementary School. The photos offer a before and after look at what the redesigned power station is expected to look like - the biggest change being the fact that new plant would have only one smokestack in place of the current facility's three. And that stack would be less than half the height (230 feet) of the tallest existing one (492 feet). Vantage points highlighted in the study include Bentley Elementary School, Winter Island, Marblehead and Cat Cove. Click Here to view the entire Powerpoint presentation, …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Area residents attended a hearing at Bentley Elementary School Tuesday night to voice their concerns regarding the plan to redesign the existing Salem Harbor Power Station.
The natural gas plant slated to replace the coal-fired facility at Salem Harbor Power Station will be smaller, cleaner — and much better looking when all is said and done. On Tuesday, city residents attended to a public hearing at Bentley Elementary School to learn more about Footprint Powers' plan to transform the site into a mixed-use area that will not only power the region, but also provide berths for big cruise ships. The main outlines of the project will be well known to most Salemites. The old coal-burning facility will be all but razed, then replaced on a much smaller scale by a gas-fired power plant. Much of the 65-acre plot would be available for uses other than the plant, which would take up only 22 acres. Toward the Blaney …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Here's what's going on in business news from around the North Shore area.
Have you noticed a new store while driving around the North Shore recently? Patch loves small business and we try to cover every new opening. Here is a look at some recent business openings and happenings on the North Shore. Have you noticed a new shop and have been wondering what it is? Leave us a note in the comment section and we will check it out. Salem Harbor Power Station CEO Touts Design of New Facility The natural gas plant slated to replace the coal-fired facility at Salem Harbor Power Station will be smaller, cleaner — and much better looking. A Look Around Salem's Scarlet Letter Press & Gallery The Scarlet Letter Press & Gallery, which opened for business on Wharf Street in October, is a family-run business offering far more …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Mayor Kim Driscoll says she aims to help create a site that, "for the next 40 or 50 years" Salemites can be proud of.
Mayor Kim Driscoll was among the more than 200 people who attended a Wednesday "Executive Breakfast" featuring the CEO of the company that aims to transform the city's coal-fired facility into a smaller, cleaner — and much better looking gas plant. In this quick video, taken after Peter Furniss of Footprint Power spoke to a capacity crowd of more than 200 at Tuesday morning's North Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Breakfast Forum, Driscoll gives a snapshot of what the project means to Salem.
The CEO of the company that aims to convert the Salem Harbor Power Station from coal to gas spoke at packed executive breakfast sponsored by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
One smokestack would replace three, and that one less than half the height of the tallest existing stack.
The natural gas plant slated to replace the coal-fired facility at Salem Harbor Power Station will be smaller, cleaner — and much better looking. That's a reasonable summary of part of a wide-ranging presentation given by the CEO of the company that says it will transform the site into a mixed-use area that will not only power the region, but also provide berths for big cruise ships. Peter Furniss of Footprint Power spoke to a capacity crowd of more than 200 at Tuesday morning's North Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Breakfast Forum. The main outlines of the project will be well known to most Salemites. The old coal-burning facility will be all but razed, then replaced on a much smaller scale by a gas-fired power plant. Much of the 65-…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Peabody, Lynn also slated to receive funds from environmental violation suit.
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against Dominion for Clean Air Act violations, and Salem, Lynn and Peabody will enjoy some benefits, according to a press release. The settlement total is $275,000 for the three communities, according to a press released from HealthLink. North Shore's HealthLink and the Conservation Law Foundation sued Dominion (the former owner of Salem Harbor Power Station) for going over environmental air pollution limits at the plant over the course of five years, according to the HeathLink release. The Conservation Law Foundation announced its intention to go forward with a federal suit in 2010. "The city of Salem will receive $225,000 for energy efficient projects intended to bring significant environmental…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Members of the public and local officials will have an opportunity to speak about Footprint's plan in front of Siting Board at Salem High School.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The following announcement/release is courtesy of the City of Salem. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to G.L. c.~164, §~69J¼, Footprint Power Salem Harbor Development LP (“Footprint”), 1140~Route~22 East, Suite 303, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807, has filed with the Energy Facilities Siting Board (“Siting Board”) a Petition for approval to construct and operate a natural gas-fired, combined_cycle, quick_start power plant capable of generating 630~megawatts (“MW”) (nominal) (the “Facility”) at the Salem Harbor Power Station site, 24 Fort Avenue, Salem, Massachusetts. (With duct firing under summer conditions, the Facility will be capable of generating an additional 62~MW, for a total of 692~MW.) Footprint anticipates that the proposed …
Friday, August 17, 2012
In the wake of its official acquisition of Salem Harbor Power Station, Footprint pens a letter to Salem.
Friday, August 17, 2012
The attached letter was submitted by Foortprint. The company officially acquired Salem Harbor Power Station last week.