Bridgeport, CT - State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) was among legislators that applauded the ceremonial turning on of a new clean power plant in Bridgeport, which occurred on July 29th. The PSEG Bridgeport Harbor Station 5 came online in June. Its construction is part of an initiative to replace older, coal facilities with newer natural gas ones. The 485 megawatt plant is powered by natural gas and has one of the lowest carbon footprints per megawatt of energy produced among all PSEG Power fossil units. The new plant will eventually replace the existing coal plant at Harbor Point, which is scheduled to be phased out in 2021.
Senator Hwang offered, “I am excited and encouraged to support an environmentally friendly power station that harnesses new, cutting-edge technology to power the future of the Greater Bridgeport Region. The new station will add 485 megawatts of highly efficient generating capacity to Connecticut’s southwestern region, powering more than 500,000 homes and businesses with environmentally clean, sustainable energy.”
“The successful completion of this comprehensive public-private partnership is a possible model for future infrastructure improvements that are critical to our state’s economic growth and high quality of life sustainability. The extensive community outreach efforts of PSEG and their commitment to workforce apprenticeship programs is laudable and important. I want to acknowledge Peter Carroll and the Fairfield County Building and Construction Trades Council’s collaboration and their critical role in the successful on-time project completion and especially applaud the diligent and professional work ethic of their union members that made the project success possible.”