Solar to replace rejected Cassville generation plant?

Posted on November 20, 2008. Filed under: Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Generation Plants, Solar, Wind |

From an article by Judy Newman in the Wisconsin State Journal:

How about positioning a network of solar panels throughout southern Wisconsin to soak up the sun’s rays and convert them into electricity?

Or maybe a small power plant could be built, running solely on agricultural products left as waste?

Those are a couple of options the Sierra Club would like Wisconsin Power & Light to consider, now that the Madison utility company’s plan to build a 300-megawatt, mostly coal-fired power plant at Cassville was rejected by the state Public Service Commission last week.

Talks have started on alternatives, but it’s too soon to tell how long it will take WPL to come up with a new proposal, said company spokesman Rob Crain. “We’ve begun discussions with commission staff to take a look at the available tools and what our options might be, but we’re certainly not in any position yet to come up with a clearly defined plan,” Crain said.


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