January 02, 2014
On January 11th at 10 a.m., there will be an educational meeting on power issues at the North Independence Branch. The meeting is being organized by Indy Energy, a citizen effort to promote broader understanding and discussion of energy issues facing the community including the environment, utility rates, and economic development.
This meeting will provide basic information on energy options and alternatives for the City of Independence. Information covered includes power generation, utility rates, environmental considerations, and the role coal-generated power plays in a fuel resource mix.
The two coal power plants operated by Independence Power and Light Company are both over 50 years old. The Missouri City Plant is 59 years old, and the Blue Valley Plant is 51 years old.
For more information about Indy Energy, the City of Independence Master Study 2011 update, or to view a briefing paper prepared by Indy energy you can visit http://www.indyenergy.org/.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend and discuss the issue.
North Independence Branch