Columbia power plant to close by 2025, ending coal-fired power in Portage
Wisconsin’s second-largest coal plant and source of carbon dioxide will shut down by 2025 as utilities continue the shift away from fossil fuels.

Alliant Energy, the majority owner and operator of the Columbia Energy Center near Portage, announced the retirement to the plant’s workers Tuesday morning.

David de Leon, president of Alliant’s Wisconsin utility, said closing the 45-year-old plant will allow it to avoid some $250 million in maintenance and upgrade costs while also speeding the company’s transition to clean energy...

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Ken Notes: MGE announced a closing as well. We need to now work together to transition to renewable, sustainable, reliable, affordable power....



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