SRP confirms Navajo Generating Station closure set this week, layoffs or transfers in the works

WASHINGTON – The Navajo Generating Station will shut down for good in a matter of days, the plant’s owners announced this week, once the plant burns through its remaining supply of coal.

The closure marks the final chapter in a two-year fight to save the aging power plant and the affiliated Kayenta coal mine, which together had provided hundreds of jobs in one of the most economically depressed parts of the state.

Salt River Project, the plant’s Tempe-based majority owner, said in a Nov. 8…


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