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Project Spotlight: Delta Energy Park

Power brought to you by 1.4 million union labor hours!

IBEW NECA 665 contractors and electricians are proud to have been part of a project that is bringing safe, affordable, clean energy to the region. The Delta Energy Park is set to become the largest utility in Michigan that generates coal-free power by 2025, reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent. The new, modern facility is replacing the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s (BWL) retired coal-fired Eckert Power Station, and is set to replace the Erickson Power Station by the end of the year. Not only cleaner, the new plant also greatly increases energy efficiency. While coal took up to eight hours to start up, the combined cycle takes only 10 minutes.

The BWL partnered with Lansing Power Constructors to make this natural gas-fired combined cycle plant a reality. Remarkably, it is able to provide 250 megawatts for residential, commercial and industrial customers in the greater Lansing area with three gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators and one steam turbine, plus a new switchyard and cooling tower. Delta Energy Park's capabilities also mean more opportunities for economic growth in the area. Already GM will be opening an electric vehicle battery plant just down the road. Aside from clean energy, we can’t wait to see what else the new plant generates for Lansing.

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