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.“

Genoa Boat Landing & Facilities to Remain Open

May 20, 2021

The Blaske Boat Landing and on-site restroom facilities in Genoa, Wis., will remain open to the public after the June 1 closure of Dairyland Power Cooperative’s Genoa Station #3 (G-3) power plant.

The Blaske Boat Landing is located on the Mississippi River off Hwy. 35 near Genoa, adjacent to Dairyland’s Genoa Site property. The boat landing sees the most traffic of all landings in Pool 9 of the Mississippi River. It is utilized year-around by boating and fishing enthusiasts.

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.

DPC's Genoa staff volunteer at De Soto Schools

Back-to-School 2020 just got better at the De Soto Middle and High School, thanks to six skilled employees from Dairyland's Genoa #3 power plant.  

Four Mechanics (Nate Hoover, Kurt Krause, Tom Nickelatti, Dave Wucherer), one Electrician (John Clements) and one Instrument Technician (Brian Ziegler) spent eight hours at the school recently, helping prepare the building for a safe student return. Some of the building materials were donated by Dairyland. 

Dairyland Announces Genoa Station #3 Retirement Plans

January 23, 2020

Dairyland has announced that its Sustainable Generation Plan includes the retirement of the coal-fired Genoa Station #3 (G-3), located in Genoa, Wis., in mid to late 2021.

“Our employees are Dairyland’s most valued resource,” said Barb Nick, President and CEO. “As we made this difficult decision, we did so with a deep appreciation for the contributions of our employees who have dedicated their talents and energy to help us deliver on our mission to our members.”

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.