GRDA confirms fire in generating unit

Oct 27, 2021

The Grand River Dam Authority can confirm tonight that a fire broke out earlier this evening on the exterior of its combined cycle natural gas generating unit (Unit 3) at the Grand River Energy Center, near Chouteau. The fire has since been contained and GRDA confirms that all personnel are accounted for and all are believed at this time to be uninjured.

No customers in the MidAmerica Industrial Park or elsewhere were impacted by the fire. GRDA will be conducting a full assessment of the fire’s origin and the scope of any damage to Unit 3, but this will not be known until the unit becomes safe to enter.

GRDA will have no further comment until tomorrow.