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Big Rivers says it will idle power plant

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Big Rivers Electric Corp. says it will idle a Western Kentucky power plant on February 1.

The actions come in the wake of Big Rivers' two largest customers leaving after the entities couldn't come to terms on electric rates.

The loss of aluminum smelters in Hawesville and Sebree has also led to higher electric rates for the other 112,000 customers in 22 counties.

A Big Rivers spokesman says almost 200 jobs will be eliminated when the plants go off-line.

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