Once again, MGE’s dedication to costly coal drives up customer bills even higher. Costs for the Columbia coal plant retrofits have ballooned to nearly $1 billion ($950 million).
State regulators approved a project that will reduce pollution from one of Wisconsin’s largest coal-fired power plants, at a cost of $150 million. The state Public Service Commission voted to endorse the plan proposed by three state utilities to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions at the Columbia power plant near Portage. Construction is expected to start next year and be completed in 2018. Picking up the tab will be customers of the utilities that co-own Columbia — Wisconsin Power and Light Co., Madison Gas & Electric Co. and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. of Green Bay.
Read the full story here from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 12, 2015