Aug 26, 2014 11:53 PM by Kenzie Meek-Beck

Drake Power Plant turbine back online

COLORADO SPRINGS -- The Drake Power Plant reopened the unit seven turbine earlier on Tuesday. 

After a fire shutdown the plant in May, crews are still in the process of bringing the plant back to full capacity. 

The CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities tells News 5 that customers could expect more good news in their bills. 

"Now that we've got our largest workhorse unit back up and in the process of running at full capacity, we're going to recommend to City Council, again, that we reduce the customers bill in reflection of that," Jerry Forte, CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities, said. 

Forte says that if city council approves the reduction on September 9, then your monthly bill would be cut by about $4. However, utilities says that because of budget cuts and project improvements, some utility rates are going to increase in January.




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