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East Kentucky Power wants to add 200 megawatts of electricity production

To replace deactivated coal plant

WINCHESTER, Ky. (May 16, 2014) — East Kentucky Power Cooperative is soliciting proposals for up to 200 megawatts of additional electric-generating resources to replace power plant capacity being deactivated as a result of federal emissions rules.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative is seeking proposals for dispatchable generating resources fueled primarily by natural gas. The cooperative is contacting selected bidders to respond to the solicitation.

Jan-2011-EKPCThe cooperative will consider power purchase agreements as well as the purchase of new or existing generation facilities. Proposals are due by June 12.

In April, East Kentucky Power Cooperative announced plans to deactivate four generating units at its Dale Station in Clark County, Ky. The coal-fueled units have a total capacity of 196 megawatts. None of the units meets the provisions of the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule, which goes into effect in April 2015.

EKPC has retained The Brattle Group as its independent procurement manager to analyze and evaluate proposals.

While East Kentucky Power Cooperative is not pursuing renewable proposals as part of this solicitation, the cooperative is an owner-member of the National Renewables Cooperative Association (NRCO) and participates in requests for proposals issued by NRCO.