Power Plant Offline for $5M in Maintenance, Repair

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LITCHFIELD, Mich. (AP) -- Officials say a coal-fired power plant in southern Michigan will be offline for about six weeks as its generator core and turbine are sent away for $5 million in maintenance and repair.

The Daily Reporter of Coldwater reports the shutdown at the Michigan South Central Power Agency plant in Litchfield was planned for a time where power demand typically is lower. The plant is expected to be back online in mid-October.

The power agency's General Manager Glen White says this is the first time since the early 1980s the generator had been removed from the plant. Other plant maintenance is planned during the outage.

Communities served by the plant including Coldwater, Hillsdale, Union City, Marshall and Clinton will get power from other power facilities during the shutdown.

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