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Alliant Energy turns off Dubuque power plant for good

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DUBUQUE (AP) -

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Alliant Energy has permanently removed its Dubuque power plant from operation.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2qEDi6J ) that Sunday was the final day of operation.

Alliant spokesman Mike Wagner says the plant was a "peaker" - used only during peak energy demand. He says the opening of the Marshalltown Generating Station in April gives Alliant plenty of resources to draw from.

He says the closure affects a dozen workers. They were notified about closure plans a couple years ago.

Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com

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