U.S. Gen plantchanges name
U.S. Generating Co. has changed the name of its Altresco-Pittsfield Cogeneration Plant to Pittsfield Generating Plant. George Lehner, general manager, said the name was changed to better reflect the support of the local community. The Altresco was originally part of the plant name as a nod to Altresco Financial Inc., which developed the project. The plant went into commercial service in 1990, providing up to 165 MW of electricity to New England Power, Commonwealth Electric Co. and Cambridge Electric Light Co. It also provides up to 230,000 pounds of process steam per hour to neighboring industrial facilities.