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Making Power
EKPC supplies electricity through two coal-fired stations: H.L. Spurlock Station located near Maysville and John Sherman Cooper Station located near Somerset.

In addition, EKPC operates Cooperative Solar Farm One, one of the largest solar projects in Kentucky. Located in Winchester adjacent to Interstate 64, the 60-acre farm features 32,000 solar panels capable of producing up to 8.5 megawatts, enough electricity to provide all the power needs for about 1,000 Kentucky homes.

EKPC also generates power using combustion turbines (CTs) at Bluegrass Station in Oldham County and at J.K. Smith Station located in Trapp, near Winchester. The CTs, which run on natural gas or fuel oil, operate when peak electric demand is highest (usually the hottest and coldest days of the year). In 2003, EKPC became the first utility in Kentucky to generate its own renewable power when it began operating its first plant fueled by methane gas from landfills. Today, EKPC has six landfill gas plants.

EKPC purchases hydropower through Laurel and Wolf Creek dams and the federal Southeastern Power Administration.