Western Kentucky Energy Corporation

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Western Kentucky Energy Corporation (WKE) is a private company located in Henderson, KY. It was a subsidiary of LG&E Energy and is now a subsidiary of E.ON U.S.. WKE was established in 1998.

Former Coal Plants

In July 2009 Big Rivers Electric Corporation ended the lease agreements under which E.ON U.S. and WKE had been operating the power plants owned by Big Rivers: Robert Reid Power Plant, Kenneth C. Coleman Station, R.D. Green Station, Wilson Station, and Henderson Station. The leases originally were signed in 1998 and were to run through 2023, but both companies had been working to "unwind" the arrangement. In addition to returning operation of the plants to Big Rivers, another element related to the transaction includes new long-term power contracts with the Century and Rio Tinto Alcan aluminum smelters, which employ some 1,200 people.[1]

"About 470 employees of E.ON subsidiary WKE, who had been operating the power plants under the previous lease agreement, will become employees of Big Rivers with the closing of the transaction. Many had worked for Big Rivers previously before WKE took over operation of the plants in 1998."[1]

Contact Details

Western Kentucky Energy Corporation
145 N Main St
Henderson, KY 42420
Phone: (270) 844-6000
Website: N/A

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Unwind of lease agreements completed between Big Rivers, E.ON U.S." Big Rivers Website, July 16, 2009.

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