Independence faces expensive alternatives for power plant’s future

An Independence Power and Light power plant has become too costly to keep up or knock down.

IPL says it’s stuck with only expensive options. It would cost millions to make changes required by federal law, or to convert the plant to natural gas, and $17 million to dismantle the plant.

The city of Independence is hoping for a buyer to convert the plant to another fuel source.

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