Mayor Wu Kicks off Vicinity Energy’s Electrification Plans
Boston Mayor to commemorate the deconstruction of infrastructure as part of the company’s commitment to decarbonizing its systems, supporting the city’s Green New Deal initiative
Vicinity Energy, a decarbonization leader with the nation’s largest portfolio of district energy systems, has officially kicked off its electrification plans with the deconstruction of a steam turbine at the Kendall Green Energy Cogeneration Facility. Vicinity will install an electric boiler in its place, marking a critical step in the company’s Clean Energy Future commitment to reaching net zero carbon emissions across all its operations by 2050.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu will commemorate the day at Vicinity's Kendall facility, along with local business leaders and energy advocates. Marking a crucial step toward a clean energy future for Boston and Cambridge, the deconstruction aligns with the Mayor’s latest move to ban the use of natural gas for new buildings in Boston.
The Kendall Green Energy Cogeneration Facility simultaneously produces thermal energy and electricity in one efficient process to serve approximately 75% of Vicinity’s customers throughout the region. When the electric boiler begins service in 2024, all Vicinity’s customers in Boston and Cambridge will have access to carbon-free, renewable energy instantly.
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