WPS picks site for possible natural gas-fired power plant

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Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (WPS) said the Fox Energy Center in Wisconsin is the preferred site for a 500 MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant.

WPS said that it forecasts a need for additional capacity beginning in 2019. The utility would either have to build a new power plant or buy the power from another supplier, and must make that decision by mid-2014.

If WPS decides to build a new power plant, the Fox Energy Center is its choice site based on results of feasibility studies by MISO, the proximity to natural gas pipelines and other factors. WPS said it will also solicit requests for proposals from companies.

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