For immediate release: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Contact: Camilla Feibelman, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter director, 505-715-8388, firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, Public Service Company of New Mexico announced that an analysis of San Juan Generating Station in Waterflow, N.M., found that the coal-fired power plant will no longer be economically viable after 2022, when the plant’s coal contract and ownership agreements expire.
This result will almost certainly expedite PNM’s transition from the plant to other sources of power. This latest development comes just a few years after PNM, the state of New Mexico, and other parties agreed on a plan to close two of the plant’s four coal units by December 2017.
It is critical for the owners of San ...