columbia municipal power plant

Science, Health and Technology
7:45 am
Wed March 5, 2014

City council approves upgrades to 43-year-old turbine

The Columbia City Council voted Monday for improvements on Boiler 8 at the Municipal Power Plant. Boiler 8 is a natural gas-operating turbine and has been operating since 1970.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:36 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Commission asks Columbia to work toward 100 percent renewable electricity generation

Columbia’s Environment and Energy Commission is asking the city to increase the percentage of power generated from renewable sources by two percent every year. The goal is to reach 100 percent by the middle of the century.

In 2012, 7.94 percent of electricity in Columbia was generated from renewable sources. The existing standard requires the use of renewable sources reach 10 percent by 2017, and 15 percent by the end of 2022.

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