Door and Kewaunee counties will likely be getting more of their electricity from green energy sources. According to the research group Carbon Tracker about 42-percent of the world's coal-fired power plants are running at a loss. Within the next decade it will be more cost effective to build solar and wind power plants. Wisconsin Public Service is already looking to build solar power farms in Iowa County and in Two Creeks in Manitowoc County. WPS Communications Specialist Matt Cullen say technological improvements are already making renewable energy more affordable.
WPS shuttered its coal-fired Pulliam generating plant in Green Bay last October. The Pulliam plant provided two-hundred megawatts of electricity. Cullen says the two solar farms would equal that output.
Both the Iowa County and Two Creeks solar plant sites must first get approval from the State of Wisconsin.