After many months of negotiations with the Town of Medway, a proposed agreement has been reached that spells out Exelon’s obligations to Medway to ensure responsible expansion of our Summer Street peaker plant. As the terms of the proposed Host Community Agreement indicate, the primary concerns of the BOS were the health and safety of Medway residents and the security of their investment in their homes.
We’ve outlined the key components of the agreement below, but you can read it in its entirety on the Town of Medway’s website.
- $100,000 will be paid to Medway for the Town to retain independent legal, environmental, noise and other technical consultants necessary for the Town to review all Project proposals and permit applications.
- Exelon will use Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) as a fuel for not more than the equivalent of 30 days, or a total of 720 hours, per year. Exelon also will pay the Town $5.00 per megawatt hour of electricity when ULSD is burned, except when specifically required due to local or regional contingencies.
- Exelon will meet all permitting requirements and comply with all applicable laws.
Property Value Security Fund
- Exelon will provide up to $25,000 per property in the event an owner of a residential property located within 300 hundred feet of the Site can reasonably demonstrate a reduction in their property value directly attributable to the Facility.
Emergency Response Resources
- $15,000 annually for fire, emergency management services, police and first responder training.
- $650,000 to purchase a foam and structural firefighting appliance vehicle, including training.
- Up to $100,000 for Medway to purchase a dry chemical firefighting vehicle
- $28,000 to conduct a water analysis of the project.
- Medway acknowledges Exelon’s payment of $40,000 to the Town in 2014 to assist the Town in finding 518,400 gallons per day of water lost to leaks in the system.
- Exelon’s activities related to construction of the facility that generate significant noise will be limited from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
- $20,000 annually to fund an energy conservation awareness program. The funds may be utilized by the Medway Public Schools, the Energy Committee, and the Town for purposes related to energy conservation awareness in support of Medway’s activities as a “Green Community.”