Minnesota Power Shuts Down Generators
Minnesota Power will be shutting down generators in Cohasset.
Company officials at Boswell announced on October 19th, that unit 1 and 2, which are coal-fired generators, will be shut down by 2018, according to a press release.
“The decision to retire units 1 and 2 at Boswell, though difficult for our employees and host communities, is consistent with Minnesota Power’s Energy Forward strategy of diversifying its energy mix, reducing its carbon footprint and evolving away from smaller, older coal generators,” said Alan Hodnik, CEO, President and Chairman of ALLETE.
Electric generators unit 3 and 4, will remain running, as the company has invested millions in installing new turbine rotors and reducing emissions from these two generators, according to a press release.
In the press release, Minnesota Power announced only thirty employees will be effected from the shut down, and that the company is working to avoid layoffs through attrition and retirements.