Officials ‘flip the switch’ on new Bridgeport power plant
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Politicians and company executives have joined to flip the switch on the state’s newest power plant.
Bridgeport Harbor Station Unit No. 5 was officially celebrated Monday, with the flip of a giant switch, even though it has been providing power to Fairfield County for about a month.
PSEG Power Connecticut LLC’s natural gas-fired plant overlooking Long Island Sound will provide 485 megawatts of power and replace the nearby coal-fired plant, which is scheduled to be retired in June 2021.
The new plant can also run on ultra-low sulfur distillate as a backup.
Construction began in June 2017. The new plant represents an investment of more than $550 million.