Utility urged to back off coal plant plans

Edwards, John G.
August 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);8/18/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 33, pP15
The article reports that the Public Utilities Commission and the Bureau of Consumer Protection want the Nevada Power Co. to build a smaller coal-fired power plant instead of a giant one at Ely Energy Center. The written testimony filed by officials states that Ely will be less financially viable due to delays and possible new rules on carbon emissions. Utilities' electrical engineer Jon Davis proposes to Ely and its affiliate Sierra Pacific Power Co. to build a unit at the Valmy Power Station.


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