PSEG Power Connecticut, a division of PSEG Power, was approved by the ISO-New England Forward Capacity Auction to build a new gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Bridgeport, CT. Construction of the new site began in June 2017. The new plant, which represents an investment of more than $550 million, is targeted to be completed and supplying needed energy to the Connecticut region beginning June 2019.
The project will add approximately 485 megawatts (MWs) of highly efficient generating capacity to Connecticut’s southwestern region to ensure electric system reliability. The new station will run primarily on natural gas, but also can run on ultra-low sulfur distillate (ULSD) as a back-up fuel, ensuring exceptional dependability. The new unit will help meet the region’s growing demand for electricity and provide a reliable alternative to older, less-efficient generation in the region.
By repowering an existing generating site, PSEG Power Connecticut is able to take advantage of existing infrastructure, replacing older, less-efficient generating units with cleaner, more efficient technology.