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Kentucky Solar Farm Proposed for Henderson-Webster County Line

Big Rivers Electric Corporation, a Kentucky generation and transmission coop, has announced plans to develop a nearly 1,700 acre solar energy farm. The solar farm, which would be the largest in Kentucky, is expected to begin generation in 2024 and supply Big Rivers with 160 MW of electricity. Additionally, Big Rivers announced it will purchase up to 100 MW of solar generation from...

Kentucky PSC Approves Big Rivers Expansion

Big Rivers Electric Corp. (Big Rivers) has entered into an agreement with Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency to sell power to nine new cities.  The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) recently approved the deal which will help Big Rivers utilize excess generating capacity.

Big Rivers Announces 10-year Power Supply Contract with KyMEA

Big Rivers Electric Corporation (Big Rivers), an electric generation and transmission cooperative, finalized a 10-year power supply contract with the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KyMEA).  Under the contract, Big Rivers will provide between 75 and 100 MW of electricity beginning June 2019 with the potential to expand supply by up to 50 MW later in the contract term.

Kentucky PSC Approves Big Rivers Sales into Nebraska

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (KPSC) has approved a plan allowing Big Rivers Electric Corp. (Big Rivers) to sell wholesale power to customers in the State of Nebraska. The settlement provides that, under certain conditions, the profits from these sales would be contributed to funds being used to ease the impact of recent rate increases. Big Rivers will begin sales in January...

Kentucky Coop Reaches $19.5 Million Settlement with Coal Supplier

Big Rivers Electric Corporation (Big Rivers) and coal supplier Oxford Resource Partners (Oxford) have agreed to a $19.5 million settlement to resolve a breach of contract suit against Big Rivers that began two years ago.  Even with the settlement payout, Big Rivers is positioned to save $41 million in fuel costs because it switched to a less expensive coal than that offered by Oxford. ...

Kentucky PSC Grants Rehearing on Big Rivers

The Kentucky Public Service Commission will reconsider the revenues Big Rivers Electric Corporation (Big Rivers) is positioned to receive for its continued operation of a power plant required by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator for reliability reasons.  Big Rivers’ opponents claim that the coop understated the revenues it will receive from continued operations by roughly...

Big Rivers Seeks PSC Approval for New Smelter Deal

Kentucky-based Big Rivers Electric Corporation (Big Rivers) is seeking approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) of a deal that would allow a Big Rivers customer, Century Aluminum (Century), to purchase power for one of its Western Kentucky smelters on the wholesale market.  Century maintains that such an arrangement is necessary to keep the smelter open.  The PSC...

Kentucky Coops Strike Deal to Keep Smelter in Western Kentucky

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) recently approved a power supply arrangement between Big Rivers Electric Corporation (Big Rivers), Kenergy Corp. (Kenergy) and Century Aluminum Company that allows the aluminum smelter to purchase power on the wholesale market through Big Rivers and Kenergy while reimbursing the coops for certain costs arising from the arrangement.  For more...

Coop Seeks Buyers or Offtakers for Two of Its Coal-Fired Facilities

Anticipating certain reductions in load, Big Rivers Electric Corporation is looking for other options for its Kenneth C. Coleman Station (443 MW) in Hawesville, Kentucky, and D. B. Wilson Station (417 MW) in Centertown, Kentucky.  The Hancock Clarion has more on this story.