Waterford Data Center Important Info & Update

Waterford Data Center


Senate Bill 299 – A Bill which directs PURA/DEEP to study the effect of large data centers on the power grid and reliability of electricity distribution based on their predicted consumption.  The bill was tabled on April 9, 2024, and although it is ready to be voted on, there is the possibility this may never happen.  See the attached reference on tabling a bill  https://www.reference.com/world-view/mean-bill-tabled-60fd6f21560ae29b  This Bill needs to get passed in the Senate then sent to the House for their vote. Please see the email link attached to vote on this.

Secondly, being we do not know if the Bill will be voted on we are being encouraged to send a separate email stating our concerns about the data center with hopes this will keep this in the forefront of our Governor, Representatives and Senators minds to take an overall harder look at the data center and our concerns.  Again, the email link is attached along with the email addresses.

In addition, with the help of several in the community, I have drafted the two letters, which can be used “as is” or you may create your own.

Waterford Data Center S.B. 299

Waterford Data Center concern letter

For anyone new to the Waterford Data Center topic, attached are some reading materials and videos for you to look at.  You can also google Concerned Citizens of Waterford and East Lyme for further information.




Please email letters in your own words, with Subject=SB-00299 to:

      Senator Robert Duff   bob.duff@cga.ct.gov

      Senator Martin Looney   martin.looney@cga.ct.gov

      Senator Norman Needleman   norm.needleman@cga.ct.gov

      Senator Martha Marx martha.marx@cga.ct.gov

      Senator Heather Somers, heather.somers@cga.ct.gov

      Rep. Aundre Bumgardner aundre.bumgardner@cga.ct.gov>,

      Rep. Holly.Cheeseman@housegop.ct.gov,

      Breanna Horton, Legislative Aide, Connecticut Senate Democratic Caucus            breanna.horton@cga.ct.gov

     Bryan Sayles’ recent letter to Martha Marx and her response are below.

     Read Bryan’s letter to understand what is needed and why.

     Discuss only SB-00299.

      Thank you so much for writing!

From: Bryan Sayles CCWEL

To: martha.marx@cga.ct.gov cc: “Rep. Bumgardner, Aundre” , holly.cheeseman@housegop.ct.govBreanna.Horton@cga.ct.gov

Apr 22, 2024, 4:44 PM

Subject:   SB-00299

Dear Martha Marx,

On April 9, SB-00299 made it out of committee on the wings of a strong “yes” vote (15) against “no’s” (4) with one (1) “abstained” and since, has resided on the Senate calendar awaiting a Senate vote. As your constituent, I am writing you to ask you to bring SB-00299 to a vote in the Senate for it to advance to the House for a vote BEFORE May 8, 2024, which as I understand, is the end of the legislative session.

For a lack of regulation, egregious power use, and resultant environmental damage, each and every data center proposal needs to be evaluated. In particular, the NE Edge, LLC/Dominion/Waterford hyper-scale data center proposal poses a significant threat to statewide energy security.

Passing SB-00299 will correct what we know was lost in year 2021 by the exclusion of Senator Mae Flexer’s LCO 4286, an amendment to study data center proposals for quality of life and environmental impact. This legislation setup reminds me of an old saying…”Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!” I think you get what I’m saying!

Please, do not miss an opportunity to pass SB-00299 in time for it to be voted on in the House before the end of this session.

I am including a link to Concerned Citizens of Waterford and East Lyme Google Documents Resource Website where we have compiled information about data centers including my PowerPoint about energy security. https://www.sites.google.com/view/ccwel-resources/home

Your neighbor in Quaker Hill,

Bryan Sayles


From:   Sen. Marx, Martha


Date:   Apr 22, 2024, 4:50 PM

Subject:   Re: SB-00299

Thank you Brian. I spoke with Senator Needleman, chair of Energy Committee, today and we have a meeting tomorrow before session. I have made it clear to leadership that it is a priority for me.


SB-00299 – AAC DATA CENTERS can be viewed here

Visit our CCWEL Resources website to become better informed about the proposed Millstone data centers project.


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