WPL to install emissions controls at coal-fired power plant

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Wisconsin Power & Light Co. (WPL) a unit of Alliant Energy (NYSE LNT), said it received oral approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to install additional emission control technology at Unit 5 of the coal-fired Edgewater Generating Station in Wisconsin for $410 million.

The approval allows WPL to install a scrubber and baghouse system, which will reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from Unit 5 by nearly 90 percent and could reduce emissions of particulate matter. A written order from regulators is necessary before work can begin.

APL expects to begin construction in 2014 and complete it by 2016.

This story was originally published by Power Engineering online. It is republished with permission.

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