Coal Fire Plant To Be Built Near Maysville

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved the construction of a 278-megawatt, coal-fired power plant near Maysville.

The plant would be built at the H-L Spurlock Power Station, which is run by East Kentucky Power Cooperative. The cooperative says it needs the new plant to meet demand that will arise when it begins supplying power to the Warren Rural Electric Cooperative in 2008. The Warren cooperative buys its power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, but that will cease in 2008.

The new unit, which will use a technology called circulating fluidized bed, will be the fourth at the Spurlock station. The P-S-C says that the technology burns cleaner than conventional methods.

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