Saw this morning that SWEPCO, the Lake Welsh power plant owner, announced retirement of Unit 2 in 2016. This is most likely due to the high cost of emissions clean up compliance under tightening EPA regulations. Cleaning up the dirty burning lignite is just too expensive when compared to the cost of power generated with natural gas, wind and solar generating facilities, plus their emissions are significantly lower allowing the utility company to meet emissions standards.
Enjoy the warm water this winter as it appears it may soon follow the pattern of Monticello if Lake Welsh Unit 2 makes up a large part of the warm water disharge.
The 34th ANNUAL KCKL 95.9 FM Big Bass Tournament
Cedar Creek Lake, Log Cabin Park