NM company moves ahead with pollution controls
Posted at: 12/01/2012 10:45 AM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - PNM Resources Inc. plans to move ahead with the installation of federally required pollution controls at a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that serves more than 2 million customers in the Southwest.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that a stay granted by federal regulators so parties could evaluate alternatives for the San Juan Generating Station expired with no agreement on an alternative.
The federal plan calls for selective catalytic reduction on each of San Juan's four coal-fired units.
The 1,800-megawatt plant is New Mexico's single largest source of electricity, and also provides power to customers in California, Arizona and Utah.
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