ROCK FALLS – The long-dormant Nelson power plant will hire about 24 full-time employees as it nears its expected opening, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Invenergy, the Chicago-based company that owns the plant, said it’s looking to hire workers for construction, operations and maintenance positions, including plant manager, maintenance manager, construction management assistant and operations and maintenance technician.
Invenergy is seeking technically skilled candidates with electric power plant operations and maintenance experience for many of the positions, Richard Biederman, the company’s director of asset management, said in a statement.
The Nelson plant will be a natural gas-fired power generation plant; the company expects to open in 2015.
The plant is under construction and the remaining work includes piping, electrical and welding work, in addition to installing and completing systems and equipment components. Invenergy also must complete the final site grading and landscaping.
NRG Energy broke ground on the power plant 12 years ago, but went into bankruptcy before it was finished. Invenergy bought the 165-acre lot at 1311 Nelson Road in 2006.
The plant never has been used, and Invenergy still is looking for a customer to buy the power it will produce.