Dairyland Power demolishes parts of former coal plant in Genoa

GENOA, Wis. (WKBT) — Dairyland Power has demolished part of its now-defunct coal plant in Genoa.

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The demolition briefly closed a portion of Highway 35 Wednesday as crews blew up two ancillary sites of the decommissioned plant. Larger-scale demolition of the structure is slated for 2023.

Dairyland’s Genoa Station #3 coal-fired 345 MW power plant was retired on June 1 of 2021 after more than 50 years in service. The closing of the plant is part of Dairyland Power’s “Sustainable Generation Plan”.

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