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Lansing utility opens new power plant

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Lansing Board of Water & Light has opened a natural gas-fired power plant that is its first new plant in 40 years.
   The utility says the REO Town plant was fully operational Monday and events marked the opening. The plant is part of a $182 million project that includes a headquarters building and a restored Grand Trunk Western Railroad depot for the BWL Board of Commissioners meetings.
   The plant will generate up to 300,000 pounds of steam for 225 steam customers in downtown Lansing, replacing the Moores Park Steam Plant. It also will provide 100 megawatts of electricity, about 20 percent of the utility's electric generation.
   The Board of Water & Light offers water, electric, steam and chilled water service to more than 100,000 customers.

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