$50M CPS Vote on New Coal Plant Pond

mon28feb1:00 pmmon4:00 pm$50M CPS Vote on New Coal Plant PondWe're thinking maybe a coal plant isn't worth the investment in 2022.

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Federal coal-waste rules required CPS Energy to stop using their older coal ponds for “coal combustion residuals” (ie. coal waste slurry) by April 11, 2021. They still haven’t. While that would appear to have put CPS out of compliance, their packet for Monday’s meeting says they have applied for an extension to dump in the existing pit until 2023. But questions swirl about what will come next. Wouldn’t a $50M investment in a new pit delay or complicate a needed early retirement of the Spruce coal plant as the utility’s Rate Advisory Committee has been discussing? CPS’s Point Point producers says no (see below). We’re skeptical.

Slide from CPS Board Packet for Feb 28, 2022, meeting.

Meanwhile Recall CPS Energy coalition communications warn that the utility is also poised to start forced disconnections for nonpayment this coming month. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for updates.

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(Monday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-06:00) View in my time


CPS Energy Headquarters

500 McCullough Avenue

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