Located along the Ohio River southwest of Louisville, the Cane Run Unit 7 Power Plant will bring a dramatic reduction in emissions compared to conventional electricity sources. It will also provide up to 660 megawatts of capacity to this area of Kentucky — the amount needed to power approximately 660,000 homes. Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities’ new 2 x 1 combined-cycle plant replaces existing coal-fired units with cleaner sources of energy to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s strict environmental regulations.
The joint venture project between PCL Industrial Construction Co. and Black & Veatch’s wholly owned subsidiary, Overland Contracting, Inc., included engineering, procurement, construction, and start-up/commissioning. Under the Kentucky Public Service Commission, energy providers must meet the needs of their customers by using the lowest-cost alternative available, which, in this case, meant a switch from coal-fired to natural gas units. For Kentucky residents, Cane Run Unit 7 translates into low-cost, reliable, cleaner energy for years to come.