Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 98
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 98

Oskaloosa, Iowa
Issue Date:
Wednesday, January 30, 1957
Page 98
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* 11 M., Jt*. ff, IH6 OMCALOOiA MY MALt r r ihO PLENTY FOR THE FUTURE! CONSTRUCTION WILL IEGIN IN 1961 at the Tracy sit* of Iowa Power and Light Company's newest power station. The first unit will be the largest in Iowa, capable of generating 150.000 kilowatts. It will produce over % of the amount of electric power now produced at Ipalco's largest steam power station located on Vandalia Road southeast of Des Moines. It will be completed In 1963. NEW POWER LINES will connect the new Tracy plant to the Ipalco system and through it to the Iowa Power Grid system . . . further assurance that there will always be plenty of power in this area. Direct lines to Oskaloosa are also planned, providing for even more alternate routes for serv- ing -our customers. EQUIVALENT OF A NEW INDUSTRY for the area, Ipaico's investment in this new plant will amount to over $20 million. The boilers are being designed to burn Iowa coal from the area. It is estimated that it will take the equivalent of 17 railroad cars of coal each day to operate the first unit of the plant at full capacity. A part of this will be trucked in. Keeping ahead of the future needs for electric service is one of our big Jobs at Ipalco. You can be sure there will always be plenty of power to make your living, working and leisure more enjoyable, the electric way. REDDyS NEWEST KILOWATT FACTORY at Council Bluffs on the Missouri River, shown above, will be dwarfed by the New Tracy Plant! Two units in this plant do not generate as much power as the first unit to be installed at Tracy. It is feasible that within the next 10 years the Tracy plant will be expanded to produce as many as 700.000 kilowatts--almost double the present capacity of Ipalco's two major steam stations at Des Ioines and Council Bluffs. The design of the Tracy plant will be similar. P-" I I I I I I I I I k . Natural Gas Now Available in University Park On September 2nd, Natural Gas became avilable fn University Park. Services had been built to 135 homes and businesses, in time for the current heating season. Thus a greater part of the area now can enjoy all of *h« benefits of natural gas for home heating, cooking and heating water, WORK CONTINUES on the replacement of gas mains in Oskaloosa. Last summer a large amount of this work was accomplished. This summer this work will again go forward so that better service is available. Thar* « plenty of gas to ear* of all of those who may want to change over to automatic gas home heating. ILUE ILAZES, your natural Gas Servant, is on the job around the clock, seeing to it that the bright blue flame of your pilot light is always ready to light your furnace whenever your thermostat calls for more heat. With his counterpart Reddy Kilowatt, they make a perfect team, always available to handle many iobf. quickly and efficiently, with a minimum of fuss. Their cost is surprisingly low. IOWA POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY OSKALOOSA MKWSPAPEJRI

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