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Utilities vote to close Navajo coal plant at end of 2019

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Utility owners need to work out an arrangement with the Navajo Nation to decommission the plant after the lease expires.

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic

The utilities that own the Navajo Generating Station coal-fired power plant near Page are tired of overpaying for power and decided Monday to close the plant when their lease expires at the end of 2019.

To achieve that, the utility owners need to work out an arrangement with the Navajo Nation to decommission the plant after the lease expires, or they will have to close at the end of this year to provide time to tear the plant down and be gone by the lease expiration.

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