Duke Energy plans $152M upgrade of Ohio River power station

| December 22, 2016

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A hydroelectric power station in southeastern Indiana is set for an upgrade to boost power generation. Duke Energy plans to spend $152 million to modernize the nearly 50-year-old Markland Hydro Station on an Ohio River dam, about 25 miles southwest of Cincinnati.

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