Big Sandy http://wfpl.org en State Regulators Approve Contract to Bring Biomass Energy to Eastern Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/state-regulators-approve-contract-bring-biomass-energy-eastern-kentucky <p>Kentucky regulators have approved <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/does-biomass-plant-make-sense-eastern-kentucky-ratepayers" target="_blank">a contract between an Eastern Kentucky utility and a proposed biomass plant</a>, despite concerns from the state Attorney General and a consumer group. The biomass energy will replace a small part of the capacity from the coal-fired Big Sandy power plant, which is scheduled to be shut down by 2016.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:02:13 +0000 Erica Peterson 7175 at http://wfpl.org State Regulators Approve Contract to Bring Biomass Energy to Eastern Kentucky Kentucky Regulators OK Plan to Use West Virginia Electricity to Replace Big Sandy Plant http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-regulators-ok-plan-use-west-virginia-electricity-replace-big-sandy-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Power will be able to buy a half-interest in a power plant in West Virginia to replace the Big Sandy Power Plant in Lawrence County.</span></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:03:09 +0000 Erica Peterson 7130 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Regulators OK Plan to Use West Virginia Electricity to Replace Big Sandy Plant PSC Considers Proposal to Replace Big Sandy Generation http://wfpl.org/post/psc-considers-proposal-replace-big-sandy-generation <p>Kentucky’s Public Service Commissioners will begin considering whether Kentucky Power should be allowed to purchase a share in a West Virginia power plant. Two days of public hearings on the matter ended today.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:29:42 +0000 Erica Peterson 6089 at http://wfpl.org PSC Considers Proposal to Replace Big Sandy Generation AEP Will Invest in Wind Power, Energy Efficiency Under Proposed Agreement in Big Sandy Rate Case http://wfpl.org/post/aep-will-invest-wind-power-energy-efficiency-under-proposed-agreement-big-sandy-rate-case <p>Under the terms of a tentative agreement, Kentucky Power will invest heavily in energy efficiency improvements in Eastern Kentucky, and convert half of its Big Sandy Power Plant to natural gas.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:36:04 +0000 Erica Peterson 5672 at http://wfpl.org AEP Will Invest in Wind Power, Energy Efficiency Under Proposed Agreement in Big Sandy Rate Case American Electric Power Agrees to Stop Burning Coal at Coal-Fired Units in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio http://wfpl.org/post/american-electric-power-agrees-stop-burning-coal-coal-fired-units-kentucky-indiana-ohio <p>American Electric Power has agreed to stop burning coal at several coal-fired units in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The company reached a settlement today with a coalition of environmental groups, several states and the Environmental Protection Agency.</p><p>From the Sierra Club:</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:04:55 +0000 Erica Peterson 4189 at http://wfpl.org American Electric Power Agrees to Stop Burning Coal at Coal-Fired Units in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio McConnell Speaks on Senate Floor On EPA Regulations, Big Sandy Power Plant http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-speaks-senate-floor-epa-regulations-big-sandy-power-plant <p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the Senate this morning on the Environmental Protection Agency&#39;s Utility MACT (or Maximum Achievable Control Technology) Rule, which would require power plants to control emissions of mercury and other toxic substances. McConnell&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/McConnellPress" target="_blank">press office&#39;s Twitter feed</a> offered a preview of his remarks: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:29:59 +0000 Erica Peterson 713 at http://wfpl.org