Monthly bills have increased 50 percent higher than what other services charge
PADUCAH, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2014) — The general manager of Paducah Power has resigned after 14 years following public outcry over rising electricity costs. David R. Clark’s resignation comes one week after Paducah Electric Plant Board chairman Ray McLennan resigned.
Paducah has a contract with Prairie State Energy Campus, whose Southern Illinois plant provides power to Paducah Power, a deal that was supposed to lower electricity rates.
Instead, rising costs of Prairie State plants have resulted in monthly bills in Paducah increasing 50 percent higher than what customers with other services pay.
The Paducah Electric Plant Board is exploring options to get out of its contract with Prairie State Energy Campus.
Rick Windhorst, director of engineering at Paducah Power, has been named acting general manager.