The Connecticut Laborer’s District Council recently held a press conference about future job creation in Connecticut in light of the recent loan approval for the Plainfield energy plant by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund allowing the development project to move forward which is projected to employ over 200 Connecticut workers and bring additional tax revenues to state and local entities.

“Connecticut workers, companies and families are depending upon smart, shovel-ready projects like this to reinvigorate our local economy,” said Keith Brothers, business manager, Connecticut Laborers’ Local 547 and president, New London-Norwich Building & Construction Trades Council.

The 30 megawatt wood-fueled power plant will use wood from a variety of sources such as trees, pallets and recycled waste wood while reducing the uses of fossil fuels and producing energy from a sustainable source. It is slated for a 29-acre site in Plainfield, Connecticut and will provide the state with renewable electrical power for over 30,000 homes and create hundreds of new jobs. Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection recently cleared the way for construction of the wood-burning power plant which is set to begin this summer.

Plainfield Renewable Energy is a joint venture between Decker Energy International and NuPower LLC, dedicated to developing Connecticut’s leading renewable energy project. Completion of the project is scheduled for summer 2011.