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East Kentucky Power Invests $2.9 Million in Landfill Production Expansion

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (East Kentucky Power) is expanding the capacity of its landfill gas-to-electric power plant next to the Bavarian Landfill in Boone County, Kentucky.  The $2.9 million expansion will increase power production to 4.6 MW and is expected to be completed before the end of the month.  This plant is one of six landfill gas-to-energy plants that East Kentucky...

EKPC Planning 60-Acre Solar Farm

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) has announced plans to build a solar project consisting of 32,000 photovoltaic on 60 acres next to its main office.  EKPC will allow customers to purchase licenses to receive power from the project and receive credits on their monthly bills for doing so, offering them the opportunity to participate in a voluntary program similar to other...

USDA Invests More Than $200 Million in Electric Infrastructure Improvements in Five States

The USDA recently celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Rural Electrification Act and announced funding of more than $200 million to build and upgrade rural electric infrastructure in five states.  East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. will receive a $131.8 million loan to acquire the Bluegrass Generating Facility, a natural gas fired power...

Sutherland Represents EKPC in Gas Plant Acquisition

Sutherland recently represented East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. (EKPC) in its acquisition of a 594-megawatt natural gas power plant located in Oldham County, Kentucky from Bluegrass Generation Co. LLC.  The transaction, approved by the Kentucky Public Service Commission last month, closed on December 29,...

Regulators Give Kentucky G&T Go-Ahead to Purchase Power Plant

Kentucky regulators have decided that East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. can purchase a gas-fired plant located in La Grange, Kentucky.  The plant includes three natural gas combustion turbines, each with a maximum output of 198 MWs.  The units are simple-cycle, meaning that there is no conversion of waste heat into steam to drive a secondary electric...

EKPC to Purchase Oldham County Natural Gas Power Plant

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) plans to purchase a natural gas-fired power plant in Oldham County, Kentucky from Bluegrass Generation Co. LLC.  EKPC plans to complete the transaction by the end of the year.  Sutherland is representing EKPC in connection with the acquisition.  Please click here for additional...

Kentucky Public Service Commission Approves Methane Project

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has recently approved a new methane project at the Glasgow Regional Landfill (Landfill). The project, owned by the East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), will generate electricity by capturing methane gas escaping from the Landfill.  EKPC hopes that the project will be operational by late September or early October.  Click here to read...

EKPC Delays Deactivation of Two Coal-Fired Generating Units

At the request of PJM Interconnection (PJM), East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) will postpone deactivation of two coal-fired power units located in Clark County, Kentucky from April 2015 to April 2016.  PJM requested such a delay due to electric grid reliability concerns regarding the sufficiency of necessary generating resources without these two units.  To read more, please click...

EKPC to Deactivate Coal Plant

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), a Kentucky generation and transmission cooperative, has announced its plans to deactivate one of its coal plants over the next year.  None of the plant’s four coal-fired units currently meets the requirements imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule, and the changes required to bring them into...

EKPC to Purchase Methane for Power Generation

A landfill near Glasgow, Kentucky, is leasing land and selling methane gas to East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC).  The coop plans to construct a power generation facility that will use the methane to generate enough energy to power approximately 500 homes.  The facility is being developed and constructed with a combination of grants from state and local programs as well as a loan...

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