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John W. Turk, Jr. Power Plant Named Plant of the Year

The new 600-MW John W. Turk, Jr. coal-fueled plant in Arkansas has been named Plant of the Year by POWER Magazine.  The plant, which is co-owned by Southwestern Electric Power Company, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation, East Texas Electric Cooperative and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, received this award for overcoming a number of regulatory hurdles and legal obstacles. ...

Arkansas PSC Approves New Environmental Controls for Coal Plant

The Flint Creek coal-fired generation plant in Arkansas will undergo a $408 million makeover to install air pollutant controls required by the Environmental Protection Agency.  The Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) approved the request made by Flint Creek’s owners Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation.  Read more...