Veolia Steam Blowing Procedure

Veolia Energy, owner of the district heating system in Cambridge and Boston, and the owner of the Kendall Station power plant, will be conducting a procedure known as steam blowing Saturday, May 30, between 8:00am-6:00pm. The Kendall Plant provides “Green Steam” to Kendall Square and reduces carbon emissions equivalent to over 52,000 cars per year.

This operation involves flowing steam through a pipe for the purpose of pipe cleaning. The cleaning will result in large clouds of steam, which may cause curiosity and/or emergency phone calls from the general public. Veolia Energy and the City of Cambridge have posted information to notify Kendall Square and Boston businesses and residents of this procedure. A Cambridge Fire Detail will be present for the duration of the event.

If you have any questions/concerns regarding this work, please contact Veolia Energy at 617-482-8232.