ERCOT 2019 Summer Quarter Outlook

LCG, May 29, 2019-- LCG released a new summer (June – September 2019) report that looks at how the ERCOT grid copes with strained network conditions. Resource adequacy analysis for the region is especially important during extreme summer loading conditions. This summer the network is under particular scrutiny as the reserves have tightened because of recent retirements.

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South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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Industry News

EKPC to Request Approval for Emissions Project at Coal-fired Plant in Kentucky

LCG, July 16, 2013--East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) announced it will pursue regulatory approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to comply with federal emission standards for the 116-MW, Unit 1 at Cooper Station in Burnside, Kentucky.

EKPC plans to request a certificate of convenience and necessity to complete the project that will connect the Cooper Unit #1 to a circulating dry scrubber at the station with available capacity that was completed in 2012 for Unit #2. That project for Unit #2 cost approximatly $225 million, and the new project is estimated to cost approximately $15 million.

The scrubber removes sulfur dioxide and other emissions from the flue gas of the coal-fired unit.

"EKPC is proposing what we believe is a very reasonable investment to extend the life of a reliable generating unit," said EKPC's president and CEO. "We believe this will benefit our cooperative, the Lake Cumberland community and our owner-members and the 520,000 homes and businesses they serve."

Cooper Unit #1 came online in 1965 and primarily burns Kentucky coal.

"Ultimately, co-op members bear the costs of any modifications," stated the CEO. "We owe it to them to ensure that EKPC complies with these new rules while continuing to provide power as reliably and affordably as possible."
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