Regional
11:37 am
Sat December 1, 2012

PNM Moves Forward With Pollution Controls

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.

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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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com


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