Thomas A. Watson Generating Station
BELD’s Thomas A. Watson Generating Station commenced commercial operation in the ISO New England market system on June 23, 2009. The simple-cycle gas-fired plant was powered by the first two Rolls-Royce Trent 60 gas turbines built for the U.S. power generation market—known as Watson Units #1 and #2.
The Watson units lower costs for Braintree residents. BELD’s Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)—which is tied directly to our cost of buying electricity through the regional system—was reduced four times during the plant’s first year of operation.
The Thomas A. Watson Generating Station was named one of the fourteen best power plants in the world in the January-February 2010 edition of Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide magazine.