Kentucky Power Company will be allowed to enter a 20-year contract to purchase electrical power from a biomass-fuel facility planned near Hazard. But the agreement also means higher rates for customers.
It’s the second time in a week the Public Service Commission agreed to a request by KPC. On Oct. 5, the PSC granted KPC’s request to shut down its Big Sandy coal-fired unit and purchase half interest in a West Virginia generating plant to replace 800-MW of power generated at Big Sandy.
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