ALBUQUERQUE — The state’s largest electric utility has a plan for replacing power that will be lost when it shutters two units at a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that’s long been a target for environmentalists.
Public Service Company of New Mexico filed its plan with state regulators late Friday. The utility also asked the Public Regulation Commission for permission to recover costs associated with the partial closure and installing pollution control equipment on the remaining two units.
PNM and Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration negotiated a compromise earlier this year calling for the partial closure and pollution controls. The plan needs to be approved by the PRC and the Environmental Protection Agency.