Neenah, Wis. – On Tuesday, Sept. 16, Miron Construction Co., Inc. began work on a new 13 MW peaking plant for Michigan South Central Power Agency in Coldwater, Mich. The groundbreaking for the new Coldwater facility took place at 1:30 p.m. at 150 N. Fillmore Road.
With completion scheduled for mid-2015, the new plant will house two-stage gas engines to power approximately 13,000 homes during peak loads at maximum efficiency and has the capability of using captured heat and carbon dioxide from the engines to help grow vegetables in an adjacent greenhouse complex owned and operated by Mastronardi Produce. Mastronardi Produce grows gourmet tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers year-round in North America, making greenhouses an essential part of local and state agricultural industries during the winter months.
The Michigan South Central Power Agency (MSCPA) selected Inland Power Group and GE Power & Water to provide process equipment for the project, effectively bringing together purveyors of the latest and most environmentally-friendlier methods available.
“We are thrilled to be a part of a project that aligns so well with Miron’s own appreciation for sustainable technology balanced with the growing demand for cleaner and more reliable energy,” said Jason Rieth, industrial project executive at Miron Construction. “We are greatly impressed by the initiative taken by the MSCPA in environmental leadership and forward-thinking, and are pleased to be a part of providing residents and businesses in Michigan with cleaner, more reliable power.”