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Mount Tom Power Plant to Go Off the Grid in 2016

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Mount Tom Station, a coal fired powerplant in Holyoke, will be exiting the wholesale capacity market for 2016.

New England’s electrical grid and systems operator, ISO New England, accepted a de-list bid from the owner, meaning the plant will not have to run or recieve any payments from the market.

The plant can still be paid for electricity it produces. However, the act means the owner, GDF Suez, likely believes it won’t be economical for the plant to run during that span.

De-listing has led to retirement for at least two other coal plants in the state.


  • The truth

    Do you know how much money was invested in that plant less than five years ago! It would make you sick!!!!!!

  • The truth

    Don’t worry though I’m sure that none of the cost was passed on to customers.

  • The truth

    Your right Sean you can’t even install solar panels or wind turbines without somebody bitching. They are so used to the magical power that comes from thin air to power their houses.