Existing Medway Facility
The Medway facility has been safely and quietly providing energy for Medway and other regional customers since 1970. Exelon bought the former Boston Edison plant in 2002.
Medway is one of several peaking facilities located throughout New England that provides back-up power when energy demand exceeds normal service levels, such as during extreme heat or cold. These facilities come on-line when renewable sources like wind and solar energy are not available. Recently, the facility has operated an average of 80 hours per year.
The Medway facility is situated on 94 acres at 9 Summer Street in Medway. Currently, Eversource leases 54 acres of the property for substation operation. The new project will require about 13 acres of space in the southeastern section of the property.