In March, local residents were invited to the ribbon cutting celebration of the new power plant for Coffeyville Municipal Light and Power located in southeastern Kansas. The 56 MW Smart Power Generation plant is equipped with 3 gas-fired Wärtsilä 50SG engines.
During the day of the celebration, which faced some inclement weather, guests had the chance to tour the new facility and see the impressive 50SG engines upclose as well as the plant control room. Wärtsilä’s Gary Groninger, Business Development Manager, Energy Solutions spoke at the ceremony highlighting, “Although it may be rainy and cold outside today, this is a beautiful day for the City of Coffeyville and the surrounding area. Today marks the dedication of an asset that will provide inexpensive and reliable electricity for decades to come.”
The facility was completed at the end of 2016 and officially came online in January of this year as scheduled. Coffeyville Municipal Light & Power is one of the largest municipally owned utilities in Kansas and serves over 6,300 customers in a 60 square mile area.