Project Description

City, Water, Light and Power’s $542 million Dallman 4 power plant went online at 11:27 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2009 months ahead of schedule. Operating on natural gas, a startup fuel, the generator was operating at an average of 13 megawatts. One mega-watt hour is enough electricity to power about 500 – 700 homes for one hour.

PROJECT MILESTONES:
Aug. 27, 2003 — Consultants Black & Veatch presents results of future generation study
April 11, 2006 — Contract for furnishing, fabricating and delivering structural steel awarded
Nov. 30, 2006 — Official groundbreaking
Dec. 4, 2006 — Construction starts
Dec. 20, 2006 — Boiler foundation begun with contractors from Boilermakers Local 363 out of Belleville, IL.
May 14, 2007 — Boiler steel erection begun September 2008 — Electrical backfeed to plant started with electricians from IBEW 193 out of Springfied, IL.
November 2008 — Pressure (hydrostatic) test boiler
April 2009 — First fire on natural gas and steam blow
May 11, 2009 — First synchronization to electrical grid

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