Work is underway in Berlin to ensure that the town’s power plant will meet new environmental requirements by May.
Tim Lawrence, the town’s electric utility director, said that under federal rules these plants must cut their emissions by 70 percent.
Installation of an oxidation catalyst that captures emission through the exhaust system started this week.
He told the Salisbury Daily Times that the work crews began taking the existing muffler systems off the plant’s engines.
A new monitoring system will also be put in so that employees can know when it’s time to change the filter on the catalyst.
The Berlin facility has never had a monitoring system before.