BOUNTIFUL — City leaders recently approved funding to replace an exhaust stack at the city’s power generation plant after a December wind storm damaged the unit.
The Bountiful City Light & Power Company has been authorized to move ahead with replacement of the stack at the Taurus Generation Unit of the city’s power plant on 200 West. A Dec. 1 windstorm broke a weld that held the top half of the stack to the bottom half. The stack would have fallen onto the building if not for guy wires that held it in place, said Allen Johnson, director of BCL&P.
In looking to address the problem, utility officials contacted Solar Turbines, which recommended city leaders get a new exhaust stack that can handle winds up to 120 mph.
The council voted to approve the purchase of the new stack for a cost of $85,913. The new unit will be delivered by early May.
The item will be funded from the utility’s plant equipment repairs account. City leaders expect to be reimbursed for the expenses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.