HMP&L signs new contracts to provide power to next 3-5 years

HMP&L signs new contracts to provide power to next 3-5 years

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - Henderson Municipal Power and Light have inked a deal with energy companies to keep the lights on for the next three to five years.

It’s been exactly one month since the utility stopped operations at its coal plant, which had provided power to Henderson for more than 45 years. Managers took bids from other energy providers looking for the best price.

They signed the contracts yesterday for base power and for extra power during peak times.

They say most customers won’t likely see a change in how much they pay.

General Manager Chris Heimgartner said this process was good practice for when the five year contracts are up, like looking at what the utility could do to provide its own power without the Henderson coal plant.

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