OMU ends coal-fired electricity production

OMU ends coal-fired electricity production

OWENSBORO, Ky (WFIE) - After more than a century, Owensboro Municipal Utilities is now longer making electricity with coal.

OMU officials tell us Unit 2 of their Elmer Smith Station went offline at 1:36 a.m. Friday.

Unit 1 was shut down in 2019.

Officials say OMU has entered into a power supply contract with Big Rivers Electric to supply power to their Owensboro customers.

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