Study finds major benefits to keeping Navajo Generating Station operational

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The latest news out of the battle over the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) gives the coal plant an edge that could keep it in operation beyond 2019, according to a study presented at the Arizona Corporation Commission meeting on Thursday.

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The study conducted by the globally recognized firm Navigant Consulting offers a closer look at the 2,250 MW coal-fueled electricity plant’s projected economic performance. It reveals that keeping the plant in operation through 2040 will save about $400 million compared to using a replacement energy source such as natural gas over the next 20 years. Results of the study also show that the plant will maintain its low costs and a healthy cash flow that could lead to capital recovery for its owners.

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