US to close three of its biggest coal power plants as global phase-out gathers pace
The Navajo Generating Station, located in northeastern Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation, serves electric customers throughout Arizona, Nevada and California. Participants in the coal-fired plant include the Bureau of Reclamation, Salt River Project (SRP), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Arizona Public Service Co., Nevada Power, and Tucson Electric Power. The Colorado River Basin Project Act allowed the federal government to participate in the non-federal Navajo Generating Station – NGS, near Page, Arizona, to provide power for pumping water along the Central Arizona Project – CAP aqueduct. Construction of the Navajo Generating Station began in April 1970 and was completed and placed in operation on April 30, 1976.