Alma Stack Safely Down
The morning of Oct. 1, 2018, demolition crews successfully - and safely - brought down the 700-foot-tall emission stack from the original Alma Stations 1-5. A special thanks to Elevate Media Group (La Crosse, Wis.) for being on-site to capture the historical moment.
The retired Alma Station came online in 1947 and helped power the region for decades. The first three units of the power plant ceased operations in 2011. Dairyland retired the final two units in 2014.
Dismantlement and decommissioning of the Alma Station has since proceeded safely and in full compliance with regulatory requirements. The main building was brought down in 2017. The 700-foot stack was the last structure to be removed.
Dairyland’s 387 MW John P. Madgett power plant is also located on the Alma Site. It remains in full operation as a safe, sustainable and reliable source of electricity for homes and businesses.
With headquarters in La Crosse, Wis., Dairyland provides wholesale electricity to 24 member distribution cooperatives and 17 municipal utilities in four states (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois). Dairyland’s generation resources include coal, natural gas, hydro, wind, solar and landfill gas.