January 19, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 3

PMP&L continues to push for plant relocation to Scow Bay

Petersburg Power and Light Superintendent Joe Nelson reminded the city council Tuesday night of the department’s efforts to relocate their downtown plant to Scow Bay.

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Photo courtesy of the Michael Nore collection ©
This undated photo of Power House Manager Joe L. MacKechnie and Cliff Roundtree in front of the Petersburg Municipal Power & Light Power House building was taken after 1935, when MacKechnie noted the purchase of the International pick-up in his memoirs. Note the power lines protruding from the building to send power to downtown Petersburg.

Nelson said in 1983 the city-owned utility provided 60% of the town’s power...

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