Idaho Power will shutter one of three coal plants in its portfolio at least a decade ahead of schedule, following a settlement deal with a number of groups who filed complaints with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission over the high cost of coal-fired electricity. Plans originally called for the two units at the 522-megawatt North Valmy Generating Station in Nevada, of which Idaho Power owns half, to be taken offline in 2031 and 2035, Under the settlement, which included the Sierra Club, the Idaho Irrigation Pumpers Association, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Idaho Conservation League and other Idaho Power customers, the units will now close in 2019 and 2025

– via the Idaho Mountain Express

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