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Construction of Hydroelectric Plant at Red Rock Will Begin in 2013

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 1:58 pm
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

Missouri River Energy Services has announced its plans to build a hydroelectric facility at Lake Red Rock. Earlier this year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a license to Nelson Energy of Golden Valley, Minnesota for the facility. Output will be about 36 megawatts of electricity, with the ability to generate as much as 55 megawatts. Pella City Administrator Mike Nardini says the project will provide a tremendous economic impact to the area over the course of construction, by providing as many as 700 jobs. Construction is slated to begin in 2013, and the plant should be online by 2016.