1. Solar-plus-storage replaces coal plant in New Mexico, makes carbon-capture retrofit moot

    Solar-plus-storage replaces coal plant in New Mexico, makes carbon-capture retrofit moot

    The debate over how to replace the generation capacity that will be lost following the closing of the 847-MW coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in June of 2022 is officially over, with Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) opting to move forward with four solar-plus-storage projects in San Juan’s stead. The announcement is not altogether surprising, as state regulators ordered PNM to procure San Juan replacement power from utility-scale renewables earlier this summer. 

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