Mining company Murray Energy said this week its Murray Kentucky Energy unit is acquiring a 51% interest in a new company that will own assets formerly held by bankrupt coal mining company Armstrong Energy.
Kentucky Utilities Co. has announced that it will close two coal-fired power plants due to a combination of stricter environmental rules and customers’ embracing energy-efficiency measures, Kallanish Energy reports. The two units at the E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg in Mercer County will be shut down in February 2019.
The Tennessee Valley Authority last week dedicated its new 1,100-megawatt combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant in western Kentucky, as the federal agency diversifies its energy portfolio, Kallanish Energy reports.
Mining company Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday it’s sold substantially all of the assets of two separate operations in central West Virginia, including a coal mining complex and a natural gas operation.