To Mayor Shelton and the Niles Community:

We are aware that the Indeck Power Plant has been putting off an unwelcome vibration and noise that is causing disruptions to the daily lives of residents in the nearby area. We sincerely apologize for this and want to assure the Niles community that we are committed to solving this problem as soon as possible.

The Indeck Niles plant uses the newest, and most advanced turbine technology, which requires regular maintenance performed by our sub-contractors. A short time ago, after a brief shutdown, we began to experience the current noise/vibrations and believe this is isolated to one of the two turbines. From the moment the issue was first discovered, we have been working closely with our sub-contractors, who have been on site for several days, to identify the issue and its solution. These are incredibly complicated pieces of machinery, and the solution may not be apparent right away but please know that we are committed to solving this problem as soon as possible. Out of respect for our neighbors, we continue to shut down portions of the plant overnight whenever possible to alleviate the disruption.

In the meantime, we are committed to keeping the community updated as this process moves forward. We will continue to share any relevant updates as soon as appropriate. From day one, we made a commitment to being good neighbors and upstanding members of this community and we intend to uphold that.

We are grateful for your patience and understanding during this process.

Thank you,
Mike Ferguson
VP, Asset Management & Op
Indeck Energy Services, Inc.

Indeck Niles is a
next generation clean energy center.

It will generate 1,000 megawatts of energy, enough to power 635,000 homes and businesses through the use of clean natural gas and state-of-the-art technologies. It will be the most efficient energy center of its kind in Michigan, replacing older, dirtier and less efficient coal-fired plants.

It represents a significant investment in the City of Niles. It will take an unproductive site and turn it into an economic engine that will create jobs, spur economic development and generate revenue for the City of Niles, its residents and the local area.


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