AEP to Reconsider Alternatives to Coal at Eastern Kentucky Plant

American Electric Power may have changed its mind about the future of the coal-fired Big Sandy Power Plant in Eastern Kentucky. The company has an application pending with the Kentucky Public Service Commission to install pollution controls at the plant to continue burning coal. But WFPL has learned that AEP filed to withdraw the application […]

Kentucky Power Makes Case for Coal at Big Sandy Power Plant

The Kentucky Public Service Commission is set to decide soon whether American Electric Power can keep burning coal at an eastern Kentucky power plant. The Public Service Commissioners heard testimony today in Frankfort. Kentucky Power’s Big Sandy Power Plant in Lawrence County burns coal, and the company—which is owned by American Electric Power—is asking for […]

Environmental Groups Say Burning Coal at Big Sandy Isn’t Least-Cost Option

Two environmental groups are contesting an application filed with the Public Service Commission by an eastern Kentucky power company. They say retrofitting the Big Sandy power plant to continue burning coal will be more expensive than the company reported. In December, Kentucky Power filed an application with the Public Service Commission to spend $940 million […]