January 18, 2010
Mashantucket Tribe to start supplying power to casino
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut will start providing its own power to the Foxwoods Resort Casino this summer.
The tribe spent $34 million on system that will convert natural gas into electricity and steam. The system will provide nearly 60 percent of the tribe's electricity needs at Foxwoods and save the tribe an estimated $24 million a year.
"It should pay for itself in three years," Charlene Jones, the chair of the tribe's utilities authority, told The New London Day.
The system is expected to go online in June.