Work starts on new power plant at Anchorage

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:25am

ANCHORAGE (AP) — City and state officials helped break ground Wednesday for a $275 million power plant in east Anchorage.

Municipal Light and Power says the natural gas-fired plant will be 35 percent more efficient that the utility's current turbines.

The Anchorage Daily News reports the plant should be completed in the summer of 2016 and last for 40 to 50 years.