Seventy-five years ago, just three years after CWLP's new Lakeside Power Plant was first placed online, the plant underwent a major expansion when a 15-MW generator was added to the original 10-MW unit, more than doubling the plant's capacity. Just two years later, to keep pace with rapidly growing customer demand, a third 15-MW generator would be added. These expansions would be followed by four more from the mid-1940s through 1965. When all were completed, Lakeside would boast a generating capacity of 146-MW, nearly 1500% greater than that of the original plant. Shown here is the plant in 1939 under construction for the first expansion. To learn more about the story of CWLP, check out our various online history pamphlets or order your free printed copies while supplies last.
City Water, Light & Power is the municipal electric and water utility for Springfield, Illinois. CWLP also owns and manages Lake Springfield, the primary source of drinking water for Springfield and one of Central Illinois' premier recreational resources.
City Water, Light & Power's general offices are located on the fourth floor of Municipal Center East, 800 East Monroe, Springfield, IL 62757. Contact information for the General Office and other utility offices can be found on the Contact Us page.