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Kentucky Power may get electricity from W.Va. after coal-fired plant closes near Louisa
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 5:04 PM EDT
The Public Service Commission has conditionally approved a proposal by Kentucky Power Co. to purchase half interest in a power plant in West Virginia to supply electricity in parts of eastern Kentucky.
On Monday, the PSC authorized Kentucky Power to purchase a 50 percent interest in Ohio Power Co.'s 780-megawatt Mitchell plant south of Moundsville, W.Va. Both are subsidiaries of American Electric Power Co.
The Sierra Club heralded the overall agreement as "an important moment in Kentucky history."
Kentucky Power also agreed to double its energy efficiency investments incrementally over the next three years from $3 million to $6 million.