- Published: 21 July 2022 21 July 2022
President Joe Biden joined Ignacio Galán, Chairman and CEO of Iberdrola and Chairman of Avangrid, Iberdrola’s subsidiary in the USA, in Brayton Point – a former 1,600MW coal plant in Massachusetts that will be transformed into a subsea cable manufacturing facility to support Avangrid’s three offshore projects in the country: Commonwealth Wind, Park City Wind, and Vineyard Wind 1.
During the event, President Biden outlined a series of actions to advance the U.S. offshore wind industry and promote climate resilience while also creating jobs and lowering energy costs for families.
Other federal officials that joined President Biden at this event included White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, Senator Edward Markey (MA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Representative Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), and Representative Bill Keating (MA-09).
Avangrid and Prysmian Group made the announcement earlier this year that Prysmian Group had acquired the land to transform the former 1600 MW coal-fired power plant into a clean energy hub.