Great Plains plans $1bn in emissions control systems

Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP) and its subsidiary, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) said they will spend approximately $1 billion to bring three coal-fired power plants into compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions rules, but that estimate may change.

The work includes a wet scrubber, baghouse and activated carbon injection on Unit 1 and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, wet scrubber, baghouse, activated carbon injection, over-fired air, low NOx burners on Unit 2 at La Cygne coal-fired power plant; a full air quality control system (AQCS) on Unit 3 at the Montrose coal-fired power plant and a scrubber and baghouse on Unit 3 at the Sibley coal-fired power plant.

Work on the La Cygne environmental controls started in September 2011 and is currently on schedule, Great Plains said.

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