The City of Russell Power Plant supplies energy to the City of Russell and approximately 50 square miles of rural area. The plant consists of 3 dual-fuel internal combustion engines at the plant and 2 EMD internal combustion engines located one block from the plant.
In 2002, the City of Russell added the North Energy Center consisting of the two Natural Gas Turbines located at the Industrial Park. The Power Plant's maximum capacity is 29.8 mega-watts. The peak system load is 27.5 mega-watts which was reached in the summer of 2006.
The Power Plant is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The plant was updated in the 90's with the addition of two refurbished Nordberg engine generator sets. The interconnect was updated in the mid 90's and now is controlled by S.C.A.D.A control. The Department consists of a Superintendent, 2 plant mechanics, and 4 operators.