Genoa Power Station #3 uses end of coal supply

The plant will be officially retired June 1st

GENOA, Wis. – A powerful building along the Mississippi River south of La Crosse will close soon.

Dairyland Power Cooperative’s Genoa Power Station #3 used the last of its usable coal inventory on April 11th.

The closure impacts about 80 employees.

A Dairyland Power spokesman says a lot of factors that went into the decision.

“Age of plant, cost of plant. But also fitting into our long-term sustainable future which is going to be less carbon, while maintaining safe, reliable cost-effective power delivery,” said Dairyland Power president and CEO Brent Ridge.

The plant opened in 1969.

Dairyland Power will officially retire the plant on June 1st.