Dan Cook, Highland Light and Power director, stands in front of an existing controls in the power plant. The city will be replacing all of the controls plant this winter. All of the city’s controls failed to sync during an Aug. 23, 2014 power outage.
Dan Cook, Highland Light and Power director, stands in front of an existing controls in the power plant. The city will be replacing all of the controls plant this winter. All of the city’s controls failed to sync during an Aug. 23, 2014 power outage. Mark Hodapp News Leader
Dan Cook, Highland Light and Power director, stands in front of an existing controls in the power plant. The city will be replacing all of the controls plant this winter. All of the city’s controls failed to sync during an Aug. 23, 2014 power outage. Mark Hodapp News Leader

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