Texas based PowerPlus is proposing a 150 MW lithium ion storage battery system in a residential neighborhood in Carver MA. Governor Baker calls this clean energy-it will store electricity from fossil fuel plants until maybe some day in the future there is renewable electricity in SE MA that needs storage. Carver already has 19 large ground mounted solar projects with battery storage. We’ve done our part. Put it elsewhere.
MEPA RUBBER STAMPS Cranberry Point environmental report. See the Certificate here. CLWC MEPA comments here and exhibits here Carver Concerned Citizens MEPA comments here Cranberry
In Massachusetts, siting board hearings concluded on 10/31/22 on PowerPlus Cranberry Point BESS storage system. The 150 MW project will be located in a residential neighborhood abutting cranberry bogs and over a sole source drinking water aquifer. Experts testified that CP’s application was incomplete and did not have adequate protections for safety and prevention of air toxics in the event of a thermal runaway that will release toxic hydrofloruide gasses.
Read testimony to the Energy Facility Siting Board on battery storage risks. Promoted as “green energy” and part of the “transition to a clean energy