UK Center for Applied Energy research partners with Hazard in effort to improve rural power generation

By Dave Melanson Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) has received a $1.6 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to develop an innovative partnership in Hazard, Kentucky, that could serve as a model for future energy projects in rural Eastern Kentucky communities. DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) funded the project, which...

Construction begins on Kentucky’s first ‘megawatt-scale’ carbon capture pilot system

The state’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit at an operating power plant will soon be located at Kentucky Utilities Co.’s E.W. Brown Generating Station, near Harrodsburg.   The announcement was made during a news conference and ribbon cutting on the grounds of the facility this morning with Gov. Steve Beshear, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters,...