The new Weston Four power plant near Wausau has been plugged in. Wisconsin Public Service President Charlie Schrock says the 525-megawatt plant has been declared commercially operable. Schrock says the new facility will help meet a growing demand for energy.
Schrock says the coal fired plant has state of the art technology to control emissions, and he believes it is one of the cleanest plants in the country.
Wisconsin Public Service holds 70-percent ownership in Weston Four, with the remaining 30-percent held by Dairyland Power Cooperative.
Work on the $774 million project began in October of 2004. A formal dedication ceremony will be held in August.