Kentucky Power converts coal plant to natural gas
LOUISA, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Power says it has converted a coal plant in eastern Kentucky into one that uses natural gas.
Company president Greg Pauley said in a statement on Monday that the successful conversion of Unit 1 at the Big Sandy Power Plant in Louisa “is a significant accomplishment.”
The plant had operated as a coal-fired operation until last year, when officials retired Unit 2 to comply with environmental regulations and began converting Unit 1.
Pauley said long-range plans include removing Unit 2 and redeveloping part of the site into an industrial park.
Kentucky Power, which serves about 169,000 customers in eastern Kentucky, is a division of American Electric Power.
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