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Shutdown begins at 2,400MW Navajo Generating Station in Arizona, Unit 3 taken out of service

Bloomberg Environment: The largest coal plant in the West has shut down one of its three units, marking another step in the plant’s now nearly certain demise. “Unit 3 is indeed offline and will likely remain so unless absolutely needed,” said Scott Harelson, a spokesman for the Salt River Project, which operates the 2,400-megawatt Navajo […]

September 23, 2019 Read More →

Navajo Nation begins work on second phase of Kayenta Solar project

KTAR News: A solar facility in Navajo Nation is expected to double the number of homes it can provide renewable energy to over the next year. Navajo Nation broke ground on the second phase of an expansion project that will provide a 28-megawatt addition to the Kayenta Solar generation facility in northeastern Arizona. Under the […]

August 27, 2018 Read More →

13,000-Home Kayenta Solar Project Comes Online as Closure Looms for Navajo Coal Power Plant

Associated Press: A giant array of solar panels near the famed sandstone buttes of Monument Valley has begun producing electricity for the Navajo Nation at a time when the tribe is bracing for the loss of hundreds of jobs from the impending closure of a nearby coal-fired power plant. The Kayenta Solar Facility is the […]

August 29, 2017 Read More →