Tri-State to shut New Mexico, Colorado coal plants by 2030

by Robert Walton, Utility Dive

Details on how Tri-State will replace the shuttered coal capacity will have to wait for an announcement next week, said company officials, as right now the focus remains on local community impacts. Almost 600 jobs will be affected.

The 253 MW Escalante Station began operations in 1984, and the company said the closure will impact 107 employees. The 1,285 MW Craig Station began operating in 1979 and employs 253 people. Tri-State had already planned to shutter the 427 MW Unit 1 by the end of 2025, and the company said that date remains unchanged. The 410 MW Unit 2 and 448 MW Unit 3 will close by 2030.

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