Kentucky Utility Plans to Retire Big Sandy Unit 2 in 2015, an

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 But that plan was withdrawn in mid-2012 in part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%. 
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