Our Water Plan

Efficient. Cost-Effective. No Pipeline Needed.


  • The Clear River Energy Center will potentially require about 20,000 gallons of water per day to cool the facility.
  • That’s 90% less water than the region’s other, less efficient power facilities.

Boosting Johnston’s Economy

  • Invenergy has reached an agreement to become a new water customer of the Town of Johnston.
  • The Clear River Energy Center will use less than 1 percent of Johnston’s available water supply – while paying the city more than $18 million over the course of 20 years.
  • We’ll pay the prevailing rate for the water, in addition to annual payments of $500,000 to the town’s General Fund and funding for new athletic fields or scholarships.
“It’s an important decision for the town, and it means that once the plant is up and running that income will flow to the town.”
– Johnston Town Solicitor William Conley |

No Pipeline Needed

  • All of the water for the Clear River Energy Center will be delivered from Johnston to the Burrillville facility via just two or three trucks per day, eliminating the need for a new pipeline and any road construction or disruption.