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Maysville landfill making electricity

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Although it's already up and running, an alternative energy plant in Maysville that uses methane from a landfill to make electricity will be officially introduced to the public later this month.

The grand opening of the plant owned by East Kentucky Power Cooperative at the Maysville-Mason County Landfill is scheduled for April 14.

The plant is already producing enough electricity for up to 400 homes. Nick Comer, who is a spokesman for East Kentucky Power, says when the plant reaches its capacity, it will put out enough electricity for 1,000 homes. Comer says the plant is the sixth one if its kind that East Kentucky Power operates in the state.

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