Kentucky Power plans new scrubbers, rate hike
Bad news for Kentucky Power consumers. The utility announced Monday it plans to spend nearly $1 billion at the Big Sandy Power Plant to bring the plant up to federal EPA standards. Those improvements could also mean that customers will see a $31 or 31 percent a month increase in their electric bills once the project is complete, according to a press release. Kentucky Power says the money will be used to build dry flue gas disulfurization or "scrubber" systems on the plantâ€™s 800-meagawatt electric generating unit.