MARQUETTE, MI-- Officials broke ground on the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s new Marquette Energy Center Tuesday.
The $65 million project includes the installation of three, 17-megawatt natural gas generators that can run on fuel oil, if necessary. The center will be constructed behind the current BLP building in Marquette.
Residents will pay for the project through a 30 percent increase in their bills. For the typical resident using 500 kilowatt hours that’s about an additional $18 a month.
The center is expected to be in operation next spring.