Oregon ready for clean energy plant

The city of Oregon is taking steps to construct a new clean energy plant over the next few decades.

Last night, the board overseeing the $860 million proposed project heard input from the Oregon community.

The 30-year project would ultimately generate almost 800 megawatts of clean energy, and advocates say money spent for construction would stay in the community and help sustain the city's businesses for the future.

â??It in itself could attract other businesses that could bring hundreds of jobs, so it really strengthens our desirability to potential other industrial users,â?? Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian said.

Oregon clean energy plans to place the project in-service by May 1.