PHOENIX — Oregon-based PacifiCorp has announced it plans to close one of the three generators at the Cholla coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona by the end of this year.
The remaining two units are scheduled to close in 2025.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Republic reported Tuesday that the Coronado Generating Station coal-fired plant near St. Johns and the New Mexico border got a lifeline that should keep most of the 200 jobs there until 2032.
Cholla Unit 4 is a 395-megawatt coal-fired generator at the Cholla plant in the small town of Joseph City, Arizona.
It is operated by Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest utility.
PacifiCorp, headquartered in Portland, provides power in Oregon, Washington, California, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.
The company originally planned to retire Cholla Unit 4 in 2035.