Julia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
Developer Anbaric will spend $650 million to convert the former Brayton Point Power Station into a Massachusetts offshore wind platform, according to a statement issued Monday.
Anbaric is expected to build a 1,200 MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter and 400 MW of onsite battery storage in order to convert and store electricity generated by offshore wind turbines. The site will also house manufacturing and storage space for large turbine components.
Commercial Development Co. (CDC) rebranded the former coal power station last year into the Brayton Point Commerce Center. CDC intended the deep water port to help with offshore wind development, serving as a symbol of the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.