Exelon Corporation representatives at Monday’s Board of Selectmen meeting presented a proposed expansion of the Exelon power generating station on Summer Street that could generate enough power for 500,000 homes.
According to Business Development Executive Salvador Gonzalez, the proposal includes building four new dual fuel turbines at the current 65-acre site on Summer Street.
The dual fuel system would allow the facility to run primarily on natural gas, but also on ultra-low sulfur distillate fuel oil.
The project would add up to 400 megawatts of highly efficient generating capacity to Medway as well as all of New England, Gonzalez said.
“There is a small, increasing energy demand in New England,” he said. “This plant will serve that.”
The 400 megawatts would add to the existing capacity of about 117 megawatts, which would be crucial during the winter, when the demand for electricity is at its peak, Gonzalez said.
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