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$39 Million Power Facility Coming to Windsor

Day Hill Road will be home to ISO New England's newest facility.

Utility ISO New England plans to make Windsor the home of its newest command center, Hartford Business Journal has reported.

According to HartfordBusiness.com, the facility — a planned $39 million project — will serve as a backup command center to the regional electric grid administrator's main operations center, which is located in Holyoke, MA.

ISO purchased the land — 55 Helmsford Way, 75 Helmsford Way and 800 Day Hill Road — from Griffin Land in October for the price of $970,000.

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ISO spokeswoman Marcia Blomberg identified the site as being "at the optimal distance" from the company's Holyoke control center and easily accessible off of I-91, according to HartfordBusiness.com.

HartfordBusiness.com reports each utility customer in New England pays a rate to ISO, which "controls the cost and level of power generated in New England at any given moment, calling on generating plants to power up and down as demand for electricity fluctuates throughout every day."

The planned Windsor facility, according to HartfordBusiness.com, will replace the company's current backup facilities in Newington.

Click here to read HartfordBusiness.com's full report.

Albert Williams January 18, 2013 at 01:22 PM
WOW, so a $39mill command center on Day Hill road? Too bad rolls couldn't have been reversed...put the Dollar Tree Warehouse on Day Hill and have a Command Center in the back yard (and front yards) of residents on Stone Rd. FUBAR!!!
R Eleveld January 18, 2013 at 04:16 PM
It would appear that this installation will NOT increase our tax rolls and pay no property taxes to Windsor. This is based upon the following information: "ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE) is an independent, NON-PROFIT Regional Transmission Organization (RTO)".
Albert Williams January 18, 2013 at 04:53 PM
LOL, so that's why there was no tax abatement talk about this. No increase in tax roll - that doesn't matter, I'm sure the residents of Windsor will be happy to chip in a bit more on their taxes!!
Catherine & Dennis January 18, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Griffin get to roll over their profits again and still pay no tax?

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