ROCKLAND, Maine — The city will hold a public forum Tuesday evening with the developers of a proposed natural gas plant.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Councilor Larry Pritchett, chair of the Rockland Energy Committee, will moderate the session.

Rockland Energy Center wants to build a natural-gas fueled plant that will produce electricity and steam. The company has an option to buy 18 acres of city-owned properties where City Hall and the public services garage are located.

Tuesday will be the first in a series of public forums to discuss the development. The city said in a news release that there will be many opportunities throughout the forum for public discussion and questions.

The agenda for Tuesday evening’s meeting includes segments about fracking, natural gas power plant operations and safety including a discussion with the public on emissions and efficiency.

Any sale of the city property must be approved by city residents at a referendum.