New Mexico utility submits plan to close San Juan coal plant in 2022

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:New Mexico’s largest electric utility on Monday submitted to state regulators its plan for shutting down the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, replacing the lost power and pricing the cost to customers.The filing with the Public Regulation Commission comes as a new state law dictates more aggressive renewable energy requirements while allowing Public Service Co. of New Mexico to recoup from customers some of the expenses.The application for abandonment of the plant and the building of replacement power includes the utility’s preferred option, which it describes as the most cost-effective plan, as well as three alternatives. The costs range from nearly $4.7 billion to more than $5.4 billion, but utility executives say residential customers would end up saving about $7 a month in the first year after the plant closes under its preferred proposal. They couldn’t say what, if any, savings customers would see after that given fluctuations in the costs related to producing electricity.The preferred option includes a mix of natural gas-fired power plants, solar and wind farms and new battery storage facilities.Under the state’s new landmark energy law, investor-owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives are required to get at least half of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030. That would jump to 80% by 2040. A 100% carbon-free mandate would kick in five years later for utilities. Electric co-ops would have until 2050 to meet that goal.As part of the energy transition law, Public Service Co. of New Mexico and other owners of San Juan can recover investments in the coal-fired plant by selling bonds that are later paid off by utility customers. The law also calls for setting aside millions of dollars in job training funds to ease the economic effects of shuttering the plant and the adjacent coal mine.More: New Mexico utility charts closure for coal-fired power plant New Mexico utility submits plan to close San Juan coal plant in 2022last_img read more

Chicharito realigns focus after staying put

first_imgJavier Hernández Chicharito realigns focus after missing out on January move Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 06:05 2/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Javier Hernandez West Ham Getty Javier Hernández West Ham United Mexico Premier League The West Ham striker has revealed that interest was shown in him during the winter window, but he is prepared to fully commit to his current club Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is prepared to commit himself fully to West Ham after missing out on a January transfer.Having slipped down the pecking order under David Moyes, the Mexico international striker attracted plenty of interest during the winter window.He has admitted as much, with advances from Premier League rivals shunned by the Hammers. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player With the deadline having passed, Hernandez now knows that he will remain in east London until at least the summer, so he is prepared to knuckle down and give his all to the collective cause.The 29-year-old, who has netted two goals in his last four appearances, told West Ham’s official website: “I always try to be a professional and now my head is here 100%.“I will dedicate myself 100% to this team as I had done in all the clubs I have been in, to save us from relegation, which is the goal that we all have, from the coach, the players, all the staff who work at the club, and then also the fans — we will do everything possible to do it.”Moyes may need Hernandez to be at his predatory best over the coming weeks, with West Ham perched just three points above the relegation zone.They have gone three games without a win in the Premier League, and four in all competitions, and there is an acceptance within the camp that more needs to be done to dig themselves out of trouble.Hernandez added: “We have got to be at our best to stave off relegation.“Two weeks ago we were in 10th place, in the middle of the table practically.“Then, you can have two bad results and you are down, or you can have two very good results and you are up. This is how it will be.“We obviously want to be more consistent, which is obviously the key to saving us as soon as possible and not suffering going into the last days [of the season].”last_img read more