Series of small explosions reported at coal-fired Weston Generating Station

Weston Generating Station

Local Wisconsin ABC and CBS News affiliates are reporting a series of small explosions at Wisconsin Public Service’s (WPS)(NYSE: TEG) coal-fired Weston Generating Station.

According to reports a plant employee called dispatch around 10:35 am local time to report the incident and the Weston Fire Department remains on the scene.

An unnamed WPS spokesperson was cited as saying Unit 3 was taken offline, but did not affect power to customers.

No injuries have been reported and the cause of the explosions has not been disclosed.

The Weston Generating Station is  a four unit coal-fired power plant with a combined 896 MW capacity located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. 

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR Clothing

For industries operating in an inherently dangerous environment, the importance of selecting the ...

Evolution or Revolution: IT / OT convergence means a world of possibilities

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a rapid paradigm shift in regards to digital transformat...

Predict, Prescribe, Profit: Creating a World that Doesn't Break Down

What are you doing to reduce unplanned downtime at your plant? Equipment breakdowns and process i...

A Traders Guide to Analysis and Research

An e-book dedicated to helping you improve your analysis by looking at RBOB futures performance. ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs