A request for another hearing on the closure of the Big Sandy Power plant has been denied
The Kentucky Public Service Commission rejected the Kentucky Attorney Generals request on Friday. A spokesman for Attorney General Jack Conway said his staff was reviewing the order to determine legal options. AEP and Kentucky Power say the move is the lowest cost option to comply with the federal consent decree and to supply its customers with electricity at the least expensive price as possible. Conway's office became involved in the case on behalf of consumers who opposed the closing, saying AEP did not seek alternative and less expensive ways to provide power to its customers as it should have. The attorney general could still appeal the ruling in court.