Arizona utility wants to restart coal-fired Laughlin power plantadmin
An Arizona utility wants to restart a coal-fired power plant near Laughlin, Nevada, that closed last December due to environmental problems.
A Salt River Project official says there’s too much demand for electricity to leave the Mohave Generating Station idle.
Environmentalists won a court case blaming soot from the plant about 100 miles south of Las Vegas for air pollution in the western Grand Canyon.
The plant had been operated by Southern California Edison with three other partners including the Arizona utility. They decided it was too expensive to make the upgrades.
To restart the plant, the Salt River Project would have to spend about a (B) Billion dollars on pollution controls and other upgrades.
A company official says an ownership group might be formed to buy out the other three utilities — including Nevada Power Company and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.