Today Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) filed a motion with the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) expressing its intent of turning the John W. Turk coal plant into a merchant plant. SWEPCO will NOT go back to APSC to reapply for Turk’s construction permit.
Here is the link to SWEPCO’s motion: http://www.apscservices.info/pdf/06/06-154-u_408_1.pdf.
In May 2010 the Arkansas Supreme Court rejected SWEPCO’s permit to construct the Turk plant. Click here for the Court’s opinion rejecting the Turk plant.