Missouri company buys Brayton Point, eyes offshore wind industry

BRAYTON POINT POWER STATION in Somerset closed in June in 2017. / COURTESY DYNEGY INC.
THE RETIREMENT OF coal-fired power stations such as Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset begs the question of whether the region should expand the pipeline capacity for natural gas going forward. Without it, the region's power grid operator believes that during winter months, when gas for heating takes precedence over gas for electricity generation, the region could find itself having to manage rolling blackouts and conservation measures. / COURTESY DYNEGY INC.
SOMERSET – A Missouri company with experience redeveloping retired power plants has agreed to buy the Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset. Commercial Development Company Inc., based in St. Louis, Mo., is a commercial real estate and brownfield redevelopment company. The company has agreed to purchase the 1,488-megawatt, coal-fired power plant, along with the 307-acre…
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