Existing Coal Plants
|Big Sandy Plant||KY||1963, 1969||1,097 MW (Retired)|
|Mitchell Plant (50%)||WV||1971||1,632.6 MW|
Big Sandy to close
On December 19, 2012, Kentucky Power said it would retire Big Sandy Plant units 1 and 2 in 2015. Unit 1 may be converted to natural gas. The power from Unit 2 will be obtained from AEP Ohio's Mitchell Plant.
Kentucky is one of the states that will be considered for construction of a future Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant, a "clean coal" technology. AEP has indicated its desire to build one or more IGCC units of 600 megawatts each.
101A Enterprise Dr
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602
Articles and Resources
- "Kentucky Power files to transfer generation assets," AEP Kentucky Power press release, Dec. 19, 2012.
- "IGCC" Kentucky Power Website, September 2009