Kentucky Utility Plans to Retire Big Sandy Unit 2 in 2015, an Industrial Info News Alert SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Kentucky Power Company (Frankfort, Kentucky) announced plans to retire Unit 2 of its Big Sandy Power Station, located in Louisa, Kentucky, in 2015. The decision, announced last month, completed a year-long cycle where the utility, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) (Columbus, Ohio), first said it would spend $940 million to install a flue gas desulphurization system to lower sulfur dioxide emissions at the 816-megawatt unit. But that plan was withdrawn in mid-2012 in part because installing scrubbers would drive up electric rates by about 31%. For details, view the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/showAbstract.jsp?newsitemID=232574&refer=mw, or browse other breaking industrial news stories at www.industrialinfo.com. Industrial Info Resources (IIR), with global headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, and eight offices outside of North America, is the leading provider of global market intelligence specializing in the industrial process, heavy manufacturing and energy markets. Industrial Info's quality-assurance philosophy, the Living Forward Reporting Principle(TM), provides up-to-the-minute intelligence on what's happening now, while constantly keeping track of future opportunities. To contact an office in your area, visit the www.industrialinfo.com "Contact Us" page. Contact: Joe Govreau 713-783-5147
Kentucky Utility Plans to Retire Big Sandy Unit 2 in 2015, an
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