Residents can view the final phases of construction of the new gas turbine power plant at http://www.fredericktownmo.org/recycling.html
The two 15 mega-watt turbines, driven by natural gas, will allow for uninterrupted power with a 7,200 volt, 3-phase power system.
“This amenity of our industrial park is certainly an asset to those companies who are seeking a community like Fredericktown in which to locate their business,” commented James Dismuke, City Administrator.
The turbines are expected to be in operation by Spring 2012.
“With 50 million BTU’s per hour available to provide power, steam and heat for nearby industries, the turbines will be sufficient to run business and industry of all sizes within the park,” continued Dismuke.
In addition, the turbine power source will provide almost instant back-up power for the City of Fredericktown.
“When Ameren is down, our entire city is without power,” said Dismuke. “Now we will be able to run our turbines in the event of a power failure as long as our distribution system is intact. That’s a huge advantage to us and all our citizens.”
In collaboration with the City, the Fredericktown IDA works to recruit business and industry, thereby creating and retaining jobs, promoting economic revitalization, and providing much needed public and community services.
For more information visit www.FredericktownMo.org or www.FredericktownIDA.com.