cogeneration http://michiganradio.org en Lansing BW&L gets key state permit for new power plant http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-bwl-gets-key-state-permit-new-power-plant <P>The <A href="http://www.lbwl.com/">Lansing Board of Water &amp; Light</A> has gotten a key state permit clearing the way for construction of a new $182 million <A href="http://www.lbwl.com/mooresparkreplacementproject.asp">cogeneration power plant</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P>The <A href="http://www.michigan.gov/dnr">Department of Natural Resources and Environment</A> granted the permit.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>A Lansing BW&amp;L spokesman says the utility will now move to issuing bonds to pay for the project. The utility hopes to begin operating the new power plant in 2013.</P> <P>The power plant will rely on natural gas to produce electricity. Lansing utility officials say it will eventually replace an aging coal-fired power plant. Wed, 08 Dec 2010 21:14:23 +0000 512 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing BW&L gets key state permit for new power plant