Power plant ‘steam blowing’ set for May 30 could be mistaken for Kendall emergency
Veolia Energy plans to conduct a procedure known as steam blowing from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at its Kendall Station power plant. It involves flowing steam through a pipe to clean it, resulting in large clouds of steam that sometimes results in emergency phone calls from worried members of the public.
The company and City of Cambridge have posted information to notify Kendall Square and Boston businesses and residents of the procedure.
Veolia is owner of the district heating system in Cambridge and Boston and provides “green steam” to Kendall Square, which it says reduces carbon emissions equivalent to more than 52,000 cars per year.
For information about the steam blowing, call Veolia Energy at (617) 482-8232.