From Coal Energy to Wind in 2 Seconds
|Source: Stock Image of Brayton Point, MA.|
New Wind Energy Coming to Replace Coal Fired Plants
Brayton Point in Somerset, Massachusetts on Mount Hope Bay was the last coal-fired generating plant in MA. It stopped production in 2017 as environmental groups pushed for cleaner sources of energy generation.
Landmark to Old Energy Demolished
Today its two, 500 foot cooling towers were demolished by controlled explosions in two seconds. The plant had burned coal since 1963. Anyone who has travelled the I-195 corridor through Fall River, MA over the Braga Bridge going to Cape Cod or south to New York City is very familiar with these landmarks of old energy. They are now gone and are making way for new energy systems like wind.
New Base of Wind Energy
The new owner of the property is Commercial Development Co. They say they plan to convert the property into a multi-use facility, primarily to support off-shore wind farms.