BWL may shut down Eckert Plant

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Lansing Board of Water and Light is continuing their focus on the Lansing Energy Tomorrow plan, a program that will modernize electricity in the city.

A major part of this plan involves shutting down the Eckert Power Station.

The BWL wants input from the public as to how they should replace that power source.

The power station creates about one-third of the electricity in the area, but is set to close in 2020.

The replacement options include building a new cleaner plant or buying power off the grid and using wind and solar energy.

A citizen’s advisory committee will hold its first meeting at 6:00 pm Thursday at Lansing Community College.

BWL customers are welcome.

The meeting will be the first of several scheduled.

If you can’t make it, the dates of other meetings are October 21st, November 12th, December 9th,and January 6th.

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