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Enchant Energy commits to finishing San Juan carbon capture project despite delays

June 15, 2021

Argus Media: 

Enchant Energy’s plan to retrofit the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico to a carbon capture facility is almost two years behind schedule.

Enchant, which won the right to purchase the 874MW San Juan plant from its current owners when they exit the facility next year, had initially planned to start construction on the carbon capture plant this year and bring the new technology into full operation in January 2023. Now, Enchant is planning to start construction in July 2022, after San Juan’s current operator, Public Service Company of New Mexico, and three other owners transfer ownership.

Enchant adjusted its strategy for converting San Juan to carbon capture “based on delays from Covid-19 and other factors,” Enchant chief executive Cindy Crane said today. The company is still “committed to building the carbon capture and keeping the plant running until 2036.”

[Elena Vasilyeva  ] 

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