October 10, 2017
The coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in northeast Arizona provides almost 1,000 jobs between the plant and the mine that supplies it, but the plant’s operators have said they plan to shut it down after 2019. Photo by Amber Brown/Courtesy SRP
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After months of negotiations, the Navajo Nation, alongside all stakeholders, signed the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) Extension Lease Nov. 30 extending operations of the plant for another two years until December 2019.
A coal mining company looking to save the Arizona power plant it feeds from closure says it’s making progress in the search for new owners. But few details came with a deadline Oct. 1 to identify potential buyers for the Navajo Generating Station near Page.