CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- East Kentucky Power Cooperative plans to demolish the powerhouse of a decommissioned power plant located in Clark County.
The powerhouse and stacks of Dale Station will be torn down and removed over the next year.
Dale Station is located in southern Clark County on the Kentucky River and hasn’t been in operation since 2016.
EKPC representatives say the maintenance for the abandoned plant is an unnecessary cost and the the powerhouse, which houses the plant’s generating units has been deteriorating.
The footprint of the powerhouse will be filled in and leveled once the structure is demolished.
EKPC has a switchyard and other transmission facilities on site along with an office building and a few out-buildings that will remain and remain operational.
Since the powerhouse is within close proximity of a neighborhood and other private structures, information and updates will be given to residents about the demolition.
If necessary, EKPC will make provisions to protect nearby structures.
Dale Station was build in the 1950s as EKPC’s first power plant.
Demolition is planned for July 2018 and will last until July 2019.
Security personnel will remain on site 24 hours a day.
Photo Courtesy: Lexington Herald Leader.