Genoa Station #3 retires after 52 years

June 1, 2021

Dairyland’s 345 MW Genoa Station #3 (G-3) will be retired June 1, following 52 years of providing safe, reliable power to the region. G-3 employees completed the plant’s last day of operation on April 11, following depletion of the usable coal inventory. 

“We are very grateful to our G-3 employees for the incredible performance and professionalism they have demonstrated in getting us safely to retirement,” said President and CEO Brent Ridge. “On behalf of everyone at Dairyland, thank you for your remarkable service to our membership.“

New Workforce Training Opportunity for DPC Employees

May 13, 2021

Dairyland and Chippewa Valley Technical College have developed an innovative educational and training opportunity for Dairyland employees impacted by the upcoming retirement of the Genoa #3 (G-3) coal-fired power plant.

Through the collaboration, interested employees are retraining to become lineworkers within the Dairyland system. The class of employees taking advantage of the chance to transition to an in-demand career has just begun at CVTC’s Eau Claire (Wis.) campus.

Genoa Station #3

Photo of the Genoa Station #3

Genoa Station #3 (G-3), located on the bank of the Mississippi River about 20 miles south of Dairyland Power Cooperative's La Crosse, Wis., headquarters, was completed in 1969 at a cost of $56 million.