Genoa Station #3

Genoa Station #3

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Photo of the Genoa Station #3

Genoa Station #3 (G-3), located on the bank of the Mississippi River about 20 miles south of Dairyland Power Cooperative's La Crosse, Wis., headquarters, was completed in 1969 at a cost of $56 million.

G-3 was named simply because it was the third generating facility to be built in Genoa, Wis. Genoa Station #1, now dismantled, was a fuel-oil generation plant. Genoa Station #2 was the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor and Wisconsin's first nuclear facility that operated from 1967-87. 

G-3 is a super efficient, single unit station with a generating capacity of 379 megawatts (MW).


In January 2020, Dairyland’s Board of Directors voted to retire G-3 in 2021. The decision was made after extensive evaluation of impacts on employees, age of the facility, system capacity requirements, regulatory requirements, projected maintenance needs and costs, fuel supply, overall cost of power production and regional market prices for energy. Click here to read the press release of the announcement.