As a result of California’s prohibition on purchasing power generated from coal, Utah’s largest coal-fired power plant will cease operations by 2025. Much of the 1,800-megawatt Intermountain Power Plant near Delta, Utah, will be converted to 1,200 MW of natural gas generation, according to the Intermountain Power Agency, which operates the plant for a number of utilities. The conversion is expected as early as late 2019. The decision was anticipated since California utilities are prohibited from purchasing coal-fueled electricity when their contracts are up.
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