The Mt. Lake City Council approved moving ahead with plans to construct a new $14 million power plant, which would replace the city’s current plant.
At Monday’s meeting, the council learned that repairing the current generators and building new would cost roughly the same. But because the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency designated Mt. Lake as an “environmental justice area,” there were concerns about whether permits would be renewed for repairing old, inefficient generators.
The project would be paid for from electric revenue bonds and a small increase in electric rates.