Kentucky Power

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Kentucky Power is a subsidiary of AEP (American Electric Power) and owner of the Big Sandy Plant.

Existing Coal Plants

Plant State Year(s) Built Capacity
Big Sandy Plant KY 1963, 1969 1,097 MW

Big Sandy to close

On December 19, 2012, Kentucky Power said it would retire Big Sandy Plant units 1 and 2 in 2015. Unit 1 may be converted to natural gas. The power from Unit 2 will be obtained from AEP Ohio's Dean Mitchell Generating Station.[1]

IGCC plans

Kentucky is one of the states that will be considered for construction of a future Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant, a "clean coal" technology. AEP has indicated its desire to build one or more IGCC units of 600 megawatts each.[2]

Contact Details

Kentucky Power
101A Enterprise Dr
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602
Phone: 800-572-1113

Articles and Resources


  1. "Kentucky Power files to transfer generation assets," AEP Kentucky Power press release, Dec. 19, 2012.
  2. "IGCC" Kentucky Power Website, September 2009

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