It's been a little over a year since the project was initially announced. There were a few bugs along the way, like traffic in the area and noise, but officials say they've been worked out, and the plans are ready for approval.
"We learned a lot about the public wants a better understanding of the public involvement process, so we developed a pamphlet to help them in that area, so there were issues that came up, brought to our attention, but it allowed us time in the early phase of the project to work on them, even as the project was not completely designed," says project director Jeff Jensen.
"We look for information on the sites, we look for info on need, on cost, financial analysis, alternatives to power plant, those types of issues," says Terri Kosobucki, Public Safety Commission Case Coordinator.
The public service commission has 30 days to review the plans. Then, they can send them back or continue the permit process, which could take another 180 days.
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