City of Crete
n April, 1928 the Crete Power Plant at the current location went into operation. Initially two diesel generating engines were installed, 360 and 240 horsepower. Since that time there have been many changes and upgrades to the Power Plant. At one point there were 7 engines available for service.
In 2013 and 2014, due to changing regulations and electrical markets, Engines 1-6 were decommissioned and removed from service.
Crete’s Power Plant has a high-tech System Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) computer system. This system identifies any interruption in service and where that problem is located.