- Feb 25, 2020 6:30 pm GMT
- 346 views
Small but significant. Owners of the "last" coal plant - TS Power - in Nevada announce switch to NG/solar by 2022.
Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) says it has approved the conversion of its TS Coal Power Plant to a dual fuel process, allowing the facility to generate power from natural gas.
As part of its overall energy management strategy, NGM is also reviewing the potential for a 200 MW solar facility with battery storage. The intention is to phase construction, initially installing 100 MW that could produce power as early as 2022. A study is currently underway and, once the project is approved, NGM will work with the State of Nevada and the Office of Energy on permitting, it said.
Note: Last utility power in NV - North Valmy - is already scheduled to close its two units by 2025. NV will be coal free.
Next for NV - lower NG generation.