26 Layoffs Expected As Lakeland Electric Completes Plant Shutdown

At the end of the five-month transition period after Lakeland Electric’s coal-driven McIntosh 3 power plant was taken offline, 26 employees are slated to be laid off Sept. 4, The Ledger reports. Initially, 60 were told they would be laid off when the utility announced it would shut the plant earlier than the previous 2024 target. That number was reduced as 23 found other jobs with the city and others left for other jobs or retired, Lakeland Electric said.