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For Testers, Air Quality is Job #1

Careful testing and continuous monitoring of power plant stacks helps EKPC ensure its generating fleet meets all state and federal EPA air-quality standards. This testing includes the following:

• "Traps" are retrieved from stacks each week to obtain air-quality samples, which are carefully analyzed to ensure that emissions meet permitted levels.

• At coal-fired and natural gas-fired facilities, flue gas is automatically sampled by the required continuous emission monitor system.

• Flue gas samples are sent to the base of each stack, where a number of key emissions are measured, tracked and recorded minute-by-minute.

All this testing is part of EKPC's comprehensive effort to protect the environment while continuing to provide affordable, reliable electricity to our owner-members.