Report: coal-fired power plant to mean higher utility bills

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Reporter - Todd Faulkner
Photojournalist - Chad Darnall

PADUCAH — One group claims a billion dollar project aimed at saving you money on your power bill might actually cost you more in the long run. 

That's an argument supporters of the Prairie State Energy Campus deny. 
     
The campus is the largest coal-fired power plant under construction in the United States, in Washington County, Illinois.
 
Paducah Power System is one of dozens of companies and coops invested in the project.  The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis released a report Wednesday doubting the viability of the plant. 
 
In the future, Paducah Power will receive most of its energy from the plant. 
 
As Local 6's Todd Faulkner explains, a study out Wednesday claims you'll see higher bills in the future, not lower ones.  
 
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To read more about the Prairie State Energy Campus Project, click here.  To read the report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), click here. To read the full statement from Paducah Power System, click here

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