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Ky. regulators reviewing need for power plant

Ky. regulators reviewing need for power plant

Posted: Friday, June 25, 2010 8:02 pm

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission will reconsider whether a planned coal-fired power plant is needed in the state.
East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc. has proposed building the 278-megawatt power plant in Clark County to bolster its supply of electricity.
The commission opened an investigation earlier this week into the need for the 278-megawatt plant, some five years after the regulatory agency granted initial approval for its construction.
Commission spokesman Andrew Melnykovych said in a news release that justification for the power plant was based on it serving an additional 60,000 customers of the Warren Rural Electric Cooperative. But in 2006 the cooperative opted to purchase power from the Tennessee Valley Authority.
A hearing later this year will consider the matter.
Published in The Messenger 6.25.10

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