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Biggest Coal Plant in the West Closes One of Three Units

Sept. 20, 2019, 9:27 PM

The largest coal plant in the West has shut down one of its three units, marking another step in the plant’s now nearly certain demise.

“Unit 3 is indeed offline and will likely remain so unless absolutely needed,” said Scott Harelson, a spokesman for the Salt River Project, which operates the 2,400-megawatt Navajo Generating Station in northeastern Arizona.

“This allows us to focus maintenance efforts on the remaining two units while we work to use the remaining coal reserves before we close all the units,” Harelson told Bloomberg Environment.

Unit 3, the youngest of NGS’ three units, has been ...