The Weston three power plant near Wausau is back in service.
Kerry Spees of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation says the 321-Megawatt coal power plant had been off line since being damaged by a lightning strike on October sixth. Repairs were made to the turbine and generator and additional lighting protections were installed. Spees says it's now back up to 100-percent.
Spees says it was important to get the plant back online quickly, because the cost to replace the power was much more expensive.
Spees says expenses related to the plant being off line are being kept track of. He says the state Public Service Commission will determine what will happen regarding those costs once they are totaled, although they do have approval from the state to charge customers to cover the expense.
Regulators will also consider results of a study into what happened at the plant. That will probably take another few months to complete.