Bellingham Energy Center


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Bellingham Energy Center

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Bellingham Energy Center


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The Bellingham Energy Center in Bellingham, Massachusetts. Built in 1991, the facility is now owned and operated by NextEra Energy. A slip stream of exhaust gas is exported to a carbon dioxide-recovery unit to achieve QF status, as required by the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), and thereby, exempting it from the Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA). This was the first major project sold by Westinghouse Electric after the relocation of its Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) to Orlando, Florida, in 1987.

Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Westinghouse's primary products include turbines, generators, motors and switchgear related to the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. The company changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. In 1981, the company began to relocate its division headquarters for the Steam-Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida. The Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) building was located in The Quadrangle, at 4400 Alafaya Trail. Originally, Westinghouse had purchased a large plot of land for future development that extended westward from Alafaya Trail to Rouse Road. The original headquarters was located on several acres of that land parcel close to Alafaya Trail.

As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation, additional buildings were added to the complex. In 1994, after a major corporate management shuffling and commitment to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought the CBS Network and changed its name to the CBS Corporation. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation in 1998, additional buildings were added to the Quadrangle.


Digital reproduction of original color photograph, 1998: NextEra Energy, Juno Beach, Florida.


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Jaeger, Harry L.

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NextEra Energy, Juno Beach, Florida.
Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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Bellingham Energy Center, Bellingham, Massachusetts

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Originally published by NextEra Energy.

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Jaeger, Harry L.
Cepero, Laura

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External Reference

"Bellingham Energy Center." NextEra Energy.
"History." Westinghouse Nuclear.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida.


“Bellingham Energy Center,” RICHES, accessed May 25, 2024,