One Coal Generator At Cholla Power Plant To Close In 2020

Jan 8, 2020

Oregon-based PacifiCorp has announced it plans to close one of the three generators at the Cholla coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona by the end of the year.

The Cholla Coal-Fired Power Plant at Joseph City, Arizona.
Credit Arizona Public Service Company/APS

The remaining two units at the coal plant are scheduled to close in 2025.

Meanwhile, the Coronado Generating Station coal-fired plant near St. Johns and the New Mexico border reportedly got a lifeline that should keep most of the 200 jobs there until 2032.

Cholla Unit 4 is a 395-megawatt coal-fired generator at the Cholla plant in the small town of Joseph City, Arizona.

Portland-based PacifiCorp provides power in Oregon, Washington, California, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.