News & Project Updates

Mayflower Wind to Hook Up to Brayton Point

June 1, 2021
When fully built out, and with continuing advancements in wind technology, Mayflower Wind’s lease area will supply over 2,000 MW of offshore wind, enough to power nearly a million homes.
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Boston Globe: Wind power to come ashore at Brayton Point

May 27, 2021
Wind farm developer Mayflower Wind has signed an agreement with Anbaric Development Partners to use transmission rights that Anbaric has secured to bring electricity via a future power line onshore at Brayton Point in Somerset. Mayflower said it plans to use Brayton Point to hook into the region’s electricity grid from a wind farm to be built in an offshore area south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
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Massachusetts Offshore Wind Ports Tour: South Coast Sites

October 21, 2020
Join the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (Mass CEC) on a virtual tour that explores port sites on Massachusetts’ South Coast that are ideally-situated to serve the emerging offshore wind industry. The tour also visits the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, home of first-in-the nation safety training for offshore wind workers.
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Brayton Point Redevelopment Project Concludes Demolition, Begins Site Grading Plan

June 5, 2020
“We are pleased to announce this large-scale demolition project was completed safely and ahead of schedule. Our crews have brought down 1.5 million sq/ft of heavy industrial space over 18 months, including large chimneys and cooling towers,” said Stephen Collins, Executive Vice President at CDC. “Our demolition program set the stage for the next phase of development”.
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Brayton Point completes offshore wind port upgrades

April 2, 2020
Brayton Point Commerce Center in Massachusetts is open for business for the offshore wind industry, having completed upgrades to support heavy-lift port operations and receive deep-draft vessels at the site. EnviroAnalytics president Russ Becker said: “Grading activities will commence this spring to prepare laydown and manufacturing areas for future tenants. The grading plan is designed in accordance with the offshore wind industry requirements for a marshalling port and for manufacturing offshore wind components.”
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Plans Announced to Implode the Last Remaining Chimney at Brayton Point

February 14, 2020
The implosion event is currently scheduled to take place around 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, with a weather delay date of Sunday, February 23rd (which would take place around 8:00 a.m. as well). This event will be the third and final implosion at Brayton Point since demolition began in September 2018. Three of the original four chimneys were imploded in March of 2019, and the two cooling towers were imploded in April 2019.
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After Brayton Point visit, Senator Markey backs extended tax credits for wind industry

June 25, 2019
Less than one week after visiting the planned site of the Anbaric Renewable Energy Center in Somerset, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey reintroduced legislation to extend an existing tax credit for wind energy companies.
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Brayton Point Expanding Port Operations for Offshore Wind

June 4, 2019
This port operations agreement is another step in the transition of Brayton Point into one of the premier marine commerce terminals in the Northeast; the site is well-positioned to support offshore wind, but the possibilities for other sectors are available, as well.
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Ex-Coal Plant Site Chosen for Offshore Wind Hub

May 16, 2019
In an announcement rich with symbolism, transmission developer Anbaric said it will spend $650 million to build a delivery hub for offshore wind at Brayton Point, the former site of New England’s largest coal-fired plant.
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VIDEO: Coal Towers Tumble to Make Way for Offshore Wind Hub

May 7, 2019
On April 27, 2019, the two 500-ft cooling towers at Brayton Point came crashing down in Somerset, MA.
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Opinion: Brayton Point site an example of state program at work

December 10, 2018
Gov. Charlie Baker often says our economy is firing on all cylinders. Massachusetts currently has more people working than at any time in our history. Businesses continue to relocate, expand and start up in the Commonwealth. And we’ve benefited from sustained job growth by adding more than 200,000 jobs since...
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Demolition Underway at Retired Brayton Point Power Station

September 28, 2018
Commercial Development Company Inc. (CDC) has announced that demolition is currently underway at the retired Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Massachusetts. Once the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, Brayton Point Power Station was purchased in early 2018 by Brayton Point LLC, an affiliate of CDC.
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FORBES: Retired Coal Plant Site To Help Launch East Coast Offshore Wind Industry

April 5, 2018
On May 31st 2017, after over half a century of operation, the boilers of the 1,600 megawatt (MW) Brayton Point power plant in Somerset Massachusetts went silent. No more coal clattered down the chutes. No more billowing clouds of smoke streamed out of aging stacks. No more steam poured out of...
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CDC Announces Purchase of Brayton Point Power Station, Plans Sustainable Redevelopment

January 22, 2018
Commercial Development Company Inc. (CDC) today announced the purchase of the retired Brayton Point Power Station from Dynegy Inc. As part of the transaction, Brayton Point LLC purchased real estate assets and assumed responsibility for legacy environmental liabilities associated with the site and its former operators. Environmental Liability Transfer, Inc. (ELT) facilitated...
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