The Lansing Board of Water & Light’s electric modernization program (Lansing Energy Tomorrow) focuses on upgrading aging infrastructure to meet the region’s future electric-energy needs. Barr completed an electric-energy resource options study to assist with development of an integrated resource plan for replacement of the Eckert Power Station and preparation for the Clean Power Plan (the U.S. EPA’s regulations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions). The plan process is based on consideration of costs to customers, reliability as an energy source for the region, environmental stewardship, future uncertainty and risks, federal regulations, local generation capacity, and economic development.
Barr's conceptual study of 17 resource options generated cost, schedule, plant-performance, and emission data that informed an analysis of the associated strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
Vice President Senior Mechanical Engineer