Posted by: admin December 19th, 2017

BWL Announces $500 Million Natural Gas Power Plant

December 19, 2017 at 1:12 PM

New 250 MW plant to be BWL’s biggest project ever, creating 1,200 construction jobs 
RACER Trust site to also be redeveloped for new Penn-Hazel Complex 

The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) announced today it will build a new, cleaner and efficient $500 million natural gas-fired power plant to complement its investment in renewable energy projects and its energy efficiency programs. The new plant will generate 250 megawatts and create 1,200 construction jobs. It will be located at the Erickson Power Station facility in Delta Township as part of its Lansing Energy Tomorrow plan, which includes retiring the BWL’s coal-fired Eckert plant.

Additionally, following the completion of the new plant expected in 2021, the BWL will relocate its Penn-Hazel Complex, including its warehouse and line, water, fleet and maintenance departments, to a new facility to be built at the RACER Trust site off of W. Saginaw St. and Stanley St. on Lansing’s west side.

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