Smith Power Station Unit 1

From Global Energy Monitor

Smith Power Station Unit 1 is a proposed coal plant in Winchester (Clark County), Kentucky.[1]

East Kentucky Power Cooperative plans to build a 278 MW circulating fluidized bed process coal plant in Clark County, Kentucky. The plant is identical to Spurlock Unit 4. In May 2007, the Kentucky Public Service Commission approved the unit, along with Spurlock Unit 4. The Sierra Club appealed this decision, arguing that a lower sulfur dioxide level should be required. [2] The plant is still awaiting an air permit from EPA Region IV, which EKPC expects to be issued in Spring 2008. Construction is expected to begin Dec. 2008.<ref>Community Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, East Kentucky Power Cooperative website, September 17, 2007

Project Details

Sponsor: East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC)
Location: Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky
Capacity: 278 MW
Type: Circulating fluidized bed
Projected in service: June 2010
Status: Advanced permitting


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  1. National Energy Tech Lab,“Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants,” National Energy Technology Lab, May 2007, page 13. (Pdf)
  2. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed January 2008. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)

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