Kentucky Power converted a coal plant in eastern Kentucky into one that uses natural gas.
The successful conversion of Unit 1 at the Big Sandy Power Plant in Louisa “is a significant accomplishment,” said company president Greg Pauley.
The Louisa, KY-based plant operated as a coal-fired operation until last year, when officials retired Unit 2 to comply with environmental regulations and began converting Unit 1.
Pauley said long-range plans include removing Unit 2 and redeveloping part of the site into an industrial park.
Kentucky Power, which serves about 169,000 customers in eastern Kentucky, is a division of American Electric Power.