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United States : BIG RIVERS sells another 200MW of power from D.B. WILSON POWER PLANT

June 14, 2014

Big Rivers Electric Corporation has announced the sale of another 200 megawatts of energy from the D.B. Wilson Power Plant that along with other sales -- will help the plant keep on running through 2015

These sales to other purchasers have continued to breathe life into the Centertown facility that was slated to be idled in mid-February 2014. The plant's closure would lead to the loss of about 100 Big Rivers' jobs.

The wholesale utility cooperative has been looking for new customers since Century Aluminum'sHawesville and Sebree smelters scrapped their long-term deals.

When the smelters left the system to purchase power at lower market prices off the grid, the Henderson-based utility suffered a loss of $360 million in annual revenue.

This is the third energy sale brokered by Big Rivers' Energy Services Group.

These deals will together mean that 400 of the 417-megawatt capacity of the Wilson plant will be sold on-peak for the first two months of next year.

Big Rivers' director of risk management and strategic planning, Sharla Austin-Darnell, said : "We are very proud of these efforts which prove that our Load Mitigation Plan is working, our generation assets bring value to western Kentucky and our employees' dedication and hard work through these challenging times is paying off."

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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