OMU to Stop Burning Coal by 2023


A major change is happening for one of western Kentucky’s biggest utility companies.

OMU announced that they will stop burning coal at their Elmer Smith plant by the year 2023.

A utility spokesperson says it’s due to several factors, from environmental rules to the age of the plant.

OMU officials are looking at several alternatives to produce electricity—including building gas powered generators and buying electricity on the open market.

Sierra Club officials say OMU is showing positive leadership in making this announcement.

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