Kentucky utilities on track to retire coal-fired plants
Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU) have awarded PCL Industrial Construction (PCL) and Black & Veatch a $583 million contract to design and build a new natural gas-fueled power plant.
The Cane Run facility will incorporate combined cycle technology and utilize Siemens advanced technology gas turbines. Fueled by cleaner burning natural gas, Cane Run will provide up to 660 MW of capacity -- the equivalent of powering approximately 660,000 homes.
The new plant, Cane Run Unit 7, will replace older, coal-fired units that will be retired by 2016.
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Goodbye to coal?