Footprint Power, the New Jersey energy company start-up that purchased the Salem Harbor Power Station this summer with the goal of replacing the coal plant with a smaller, natural gas plant, will be at Salem High School at 7 p.m. Wednesday night for a public hearing.
Representatives of the company will be joined by representatives of the Energy Facilities Siting Board, with which Footprint has filed a petition for approval to construct the 115,000-square-foot facility on the northwest portion of the 65-acre site.
At the hearing, Footprint will outline its proposed facility, and public officials and residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the proposal. Interpreters of Spanish and Portuguese will be on hand for anyone requiring them.
Footprint hopes to have the new power plant up and running by June 2016.
The public hearing notification can be found at Salem City Hall or by downloading the link on the city of Salem website here.