By Brianna Bigelow 03-10-14
Plans are on the table in Groveton, New Hampshire, to convert part of the North Country paper mill into a transfer station for natural gas. This new station would create more than 80 jobs in the area, and decrease the town’s tax bills by half.
Clear Energy of Marlborough, Massachusetts, is looking to make these developments. This energy expansion company recently made a pitch to the town to convert a section of the old paper plant into a transfer station. The new station would convert natural gas into liquified natural gas. This new resource should be available for shipping throughout southern New England.
“The positions would not require previous experience,” said Coleman. The news jobs would be open to all and minimum wage would be $19 per hour, offering financial support for those in serious need.If approved, this natural gas power plant would create enough energy to sustain itself and sell fuel to the regional power grid during heavy demand periods.
The goal for the new facility is to have it up and running in 2015.