Energy
10:30 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

OG&E To Make Environmental Improvements

OG&E Power Plant in Muskogee
OG&E Power Plant in Muskogee
Credit Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gas & Electric has filed an application with state regulators seeking approval of a plan to put the company in compliance with federal environmental mandates and modernize one of its plants.

The company's Wednesday filing with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission calls for adding two emission control devices to the coal-fired units at the Sooner power plant near Red Rock; converting two coal-fired units at the Muskogee plant to natural gas and modernizing the natural gas units at the Mustang plant.

The improvements are estimated to cost about $1.1 billion.

The company is seeking approval to recover the costs associated with its compliance and modernization efforts.

Randy Swanson, a company spokesman, says an average residential customer should expect their monthly electricity bills to go up by about $16.50 by 2019.

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