Community Engagement

City Utilities Of Springfield, Mo., Partners With United Way For Plant Demolition Raffle Event

City Utilities Of Springfield, Mo., is partnering with United Way of the Ozarks for a raffle event with the winner detonating the implosion of power plant stacks.

After providing electricity to Springfield for over 60 years, the five generators inside James River Power Station have been retired and the stacks are coming down.

All proceeds from the raffle event, “Blasting for the Better,” will support United Way of the Ozarks.

Over the past few months, demolition crews have been removing exterior components of the partially retired power generation station with one of the final steps being to collapse the four stacks on the south side of the main building.

Details on the demolition, history of James River Power Station, and a schedule of the implosion, including safety requirements, will soon be available, the public power utility reported on Feb. 9.