November 27th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
The Navajo Generating Station, a coal-burning power plant, has closed its doors for good. It was run for 45 years in Arizona and was the largest coal plant in the West. Its closure will most likely affect the entire region. USA Today reports that the mine that supplied the plant with coal has also closed -- it closed back in August
November 17th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston
Salt River Project plans to add 200 megawatts of solar generation every year for the next five years, adding to its existing 800 MW renewable portfolio. By the end of its fiscal year 2025, SRP will have a total of more than 1,200 MW of solar energy capacity. The utility goal is to have 20% green generation by 2025, by adding renewable generation and battery storage
September 24th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
“Now that Middle River Power has withdrawn its intention to purchase the Navajo Generating Station, all attention should now be directed toward developing new economic opportunities that will support the plant workers, the mine workers, and the Tribes that had grown overly dependent on coal revenue,” said Percy Deal, local Navajo Nation resident
October 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The Navajo Generating Station in Arizona is no longer financially viable. The utility companies that own it have voted to shut it down. But the Trump administration wants to commit up to $2 billion in subsidies to keep it open -- and please large campaign contributors.
September 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The Navajo Nation's first utility-scale solar energy project is now generating enough electricity to provide for the needs of around 13,000 area homes, according to recent reports
August 5th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The first solar power plant operated by the Navajo Nation is up and running in Arizona, where the FBI is investigating a local utility for campaign corruption.
April 21st, 2017 | by Tina Casey
New Mexico's PNM ditches coal with a message for Trump: "Our number-one responsibility is to act in the best interests of our customers..."