Power companies serving the area are getting a chance to tell Quincy if they would be interested in buying electricity if the city proceeds with plans to install hydroelectric generators at three locations on the Mississippi River.
Jim Benz, vice president of the Adams Electric Cooperative's board of directors, has no doubt there will be sufficient interest from power companies.
"That is a 100 percent guarantee," Benz said. "Everybody is looking for 'green' energy."
Benz was one of about 50 people attending a two-hour meeting Tuesday at the Oakley-Lindsay Center hosted by the city and its consultants. One purpose was to gauge interest by power companies in partnering with the city.
Mayor John Spring said he detected strong interest during conversations afterward.