Tentative deal reached in shutting down part of the San Juan Generating Station

San Juan Generating Station

WATERFLOW, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has tentatively accepted a deal between PNM and environmental groups to shut down part of the San Juan Generating Station in the Four Corners area.

The issue has been controversial, pitting the environment against jobs.

The deal, approved yesterday, will allow the utility to close two of the four coal-fired units and replace them with natural gas power, nuclear power, solar power, and coal-generated power from another unit.

A final vote is scheduled for December.

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