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Navajo Generating Station About to Lose Its Biggest Customer

June 7, 2018, 9:09 PM

Arizona’s coal-fired Navajo Generating Station came one step closer June 7 to losing its biggest customer.

In voting unanimously to initiate binding contracts with solar energy providers, the Central Arizona Project—one of the nation’s biggest aqueduct systems—raised more questions about Navajo’s already uncertain future.

The vote also puts the Central Arizona Project squarely at odds with the Trump administration, Republicans in Congress, and Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal producer. All of those groups have been working to keep the generating station running past December 2019, when the plant operators’ lease expires.

The 2,250-megawatt generating station, ...

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