Four Corners Power Plant to Buy Less Coal in Future

Aug. 6, 2018, 7:56 PM

The Four Corners Power Plant will keep humming for at least another 13 years, though at slightly reduced coal quantities and prices than originally negotiated.

The survival of Four Corners in northwest New Mexico through 2031 cuts against broader currents in the coal-fired power sector. Other coal plants in the West face impending shutdown, including Navajo Generating Station in Arizona and Colstrip power plant in Montana.

Moreover, since 2010, almost 40 percent of U.S. coal-fired power capacity has either been shuttered or planned for closure, according to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, an ...

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