UW Steam Turbine Generator Scrapped

7/23/11 – The Wisconsin Department of Administration has decided building a steam turbine generator at the power plant powering the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison isn’t cost-effective. Given the fact the state of Wisconsin may be selling or leasing power plants in the future, ending plans for expansion at the Madison plant will save the state eight to 10 million dollars. State officials say Wisconsin has a surplus of power generating capacity right now. That plant provides heating and cooling to the Madison campus. This is the second time Governor Scott Walker’s administration has taken steps to reduce the quarter-million dollar project’s cost.