- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Gillette’s power generation has saved the city more than $15 million since 2010.

The Gillette News Record reports (http://bit.ly/1N0K9cy ) that city electrical engineering manager Dan Bridges said Tuesday at a City Council pre-meeting that the 5-year-old WyGen III and last year’s CT II power plants have seen lower base energy costs than estimated.

WyGen III is capable of 110 megawatts at full capacity. The newer, gas-fired combustion turbine engine CT II can produce 40 megawatts and has saved the city $1.6 million in 2015 alone.

Officials say the cost savings will likely not trickle down to consumers. The city is considering increasing electric rates next year.

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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