Biden to discuss wind, clean energy on Brayton Point
SOMERSET, Mass. (WLNE) — The commander in chief will be making his way to Southern New England Wednesday. He will speak and tour the old Brayton Point power plant in Somerset — now moving towards renewable, clean energy production.
The coal-powered facility was demolished in 2019.
An Italian-based company recently purchased a portion of land on Brayton Point. The company will focus on wind energy and power cable production. The facility is set to open in 2026.
The official announcement of his visit came this morning from White House officials.
Biden’s visit came as good news to some community members.
“I think it’s great because it highlights it in the news and makes it more public,” said Lori, a Fall River resident. “Maybe it opens up people’s eyes to climate change.”
Others were angered by the community’s guest visitor.
“Our cities are being destroyed and everything,” said John Souza, a Somerset resident.
He believed Biden’s efforts should be used elsewhere, saying, “Yes, maybe down the road, electric cars and stuff like that. But, I think he thinks we’re the Jetson’s or something — because the future isn’t here yet.”
Somerset’s town administrator warned the public of major gridlock tomorrow on roads and public areas.