The largest coal-fueled plant in New England and the last remaining coal power station in Massachusetts is scheduled to close permanently on June 1. Houston-based Dynegy, which owns the 1,500-megawatt Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, said the decision to shut down the plant was made as a result of the availability of less expensive power and the high cost to maintain the aging facility. According to the latest data from ISO New England, which operates the region’s transmission system, coal accounts for just 2.4 percent of New England’s generated power. Since 2013, more than 4,200 MW of primarily coal, oil and nuclear generating capacity have retired or announced retirement by mid-2020.
– via Climate Action