The reconfiguration of Kendall Cogeneration Station is an innovative infrastructure project that eliminates heated discharge to the Charles River and protects the region’s biodiversity.
On Thursday, October 20th, Veolia hosted an event to celebrate the completion of infrastructure improvements at Kendall Cogeneration Station that have eliminated thermal pollution to the nearby Charles River, protecting the fish population and aquatic habitat of this precious natural resource. As the final milestone in Veolia’s Boston-Cambridge “Green Steam” efforts, this event paid tribute to the collaboration and teamwork that helped to bring this 10-year project to fruition.
“Through a close collaboration with government, environmental organizations, local citizens and industry, this significant environmental milestone was made possible,” said William J. DiCroce, president and CEO of Veolia North America. “The completion of upgrades at Kendall Cogeneration Station helps to protect the Charles River – a local treasure and national landmark – and supports Veolia’s mission to deliver clean energy while reducing the carbon footprint of Boston and Cambridge.”
With speeches given by Bill DiCroce, Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew A. Beaton, Executive Director of the Charles River Watershed Association Bob Zimmerman, Region 1 EPA Permits Branch Chief David Webster and Vice Mayor of the City of Cambridge Marc C. McGovern, the flagship event was attended by 70 of the region’s academic, media and business leaders, along with representatives from the State of Massachusetts and the two cities who came together to recognize the environmental benefits of this critical energy infrastructure project.
Read the press release to learn more.