Promoting Legislations Addressing the Appropriate Siting Of Merchant Power Plants

When the Kentucky Public Service Commission looked to promote legislation that addressed the siting of merchant power plants in the state, we were called upon to conduct research, prepare testimony and work with sponsors on a bill that enabled the Commission to oversee the siting strategy and process. Property boundaries, access control, noise levels, utilities, traffic impact and compatibility with surroundings were key factors. Our efforts ensured that the plants are properly regulated, but not in an over-burdensome manner.