Chris Whelan

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12:17 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Muhlenberg County to Get New Gas-Fired Power Plant

Credit securitynet.org

Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are asking for approval to build a new 700 million dollar natural gas-fired generating plant in western Kentucky, and a smaller solar-powered station at one of their existing sites.

Spokeswoman Chris Whelan said the new gas-fired facility in Muhlenberg County will be similar to the station being built at Cane Run in Jefferson County. The companies are phasing out three of their coal-fired plants.

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