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Committed to Clean-Coal Technology

Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are using cutting-edge technology to meet the growing demand for power while slashing power plant pollution.

In 2005 and 2009, EKPC brought on-line two of America's cleanest coal-generating units at Spurlock Station. Both units use circulating fluidized bed technology that results in extremely low emission levels. The emissions that are visible from the clean coal units are water vapor.

Over the past decade, Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have invested nearly $1.7 billion in emissions-control and clean-coal technologies. That includes the cost of adding two of the nation's cleanest coal-generating units to our system. It also includes retrofitting EKPC's existing fleet of coal-fueled generating units with equipment that will further reduce pollution.