Indeck Gets Michigan Approval for $1B Gas-Powered Electric Plant

Indeck Niles Power Plant – artist’s rendering (click for larger version)

Indeck Energy announced in October a plan to build a $1 billion electric generating plant (powered by natural gas) in Niles, Illinois, not far from Chicago (see $1B Electric Plant Planned Near Chicago, M-U Connection?). There has been no mention of Marcellus/Utica gas feeding the plant (so far), but our own speculation is that with the reversal of the Rockies Express (REX) pipeline which now flows gas from the Marcellus/Utica west to Illinois, we suspect our gas will be used to power the plant. Good news: the State of Michigan has given its blessing and approval for the project and Indeck plans to begin construction on the 1000-megawatt plant this year…

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