Brayton Point planned for wind energy substation and battery center

THE SITE that was formerly the Brayton Point coal power plant is expected to be the host of a 1,200 megawatt high-voltage, direct-current converter for offshore wind projects. Above, the Brayton Point site before the plant was decommissioned in 2017. The plant's cooling towers have since been demolished. / COURTESY DYNEGY INC.
THE SITE that was formerly the Brayton Point coal power plant is expected to be the host of a 1,200 megawatt high-voltage, direct-current converter for offshore wind projects. Above, the Brayton Point site before the plant was decommissioned in 2017. The plant's cooling towers have since been demolished. / COURTESY DYNEGY INC.
SOMERSET – The former Brayton Point coal plant site is expected to be home to a 1,200-megawatt, high-voltage, direct-current converter substation to serve the emerging offshore wind industry, Commercial Development Co. and Anbaric announced Monday. The converter project, estimated to be a $250 million investment, will be a partnership between CDC, which owns the property…

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