Governor Daugaard in Grant County
Friday, April 26, 2013
Governor Dennis Daugaard will spend Friday Apri 26th touring Grant County. The Governor will attend the ribbon cutting and ground breaking of the multimillion $ air quality control system project at the Big Stone Power Plant in Grant County on Friday morning at 11:00 am. The retrofit will bring the plant in compliance with federal regulations. Construction, which began in March, to upgrade Big Stone Plant to meet new air emissions standards is now expected to cost $405 million, a reduction of $84 million, or 17.5 percent, from the original budget. Otter Tail Power Company, as agent for the plant’s co-owners, which also include NorthWestern Energy and Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. attributed the expected savings to prudent design changes, low bids in a buyer's market, in-house project management, and a lowered contingency reserve.
Following the ribbon cutting the Governor will meet with the Grant County Development Corporation to discuss current projects in the county. The Governor will also tour Valley Queen Cheese and have an opportunity to meet with management and employees. We are excited to have the Governor in the County and have an opportunity to visit with him about current and upcoming projects.