OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Lundy Kiger, R-Poteau, today commented on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s (OCC) issuance through an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) on a procedural schedule on OG&E purchasing the AES Shady Point plant.
“This is one of the most important economic issues for Southeast Oklahoma,” Kiger said. “The AES Shady Point facility affects over 800 to 1,000 direct and indirect rural jobs for Southeast Oklahoma and impacts the local and state economy by approximately $60 million annually.
“The month of March will be critical at the OCC for the purchase of the plant to get completed successfully. Citizens and stakeholders of the LeFlore County area need to be aware and consider participating.
“The most important date for citizens to be aware of and be ready for is March 27, 2019. This is the date that a hearing on the Merits begins at 9 o’clock a.m., and public comments are normally taken after 1 o’clock p.m. when returning from the lunch break.”
Kiger encourages anyone interested to email to be on a distribution list to receive additional updates and timelines. Stakeholders will be asked to support, attend and speak in support of the plant being purchased by OG&E.