Comanche needs repairs

7 April 2010– Xcel Energy has shut down the 750 MW Comanche 3 coal-fired power plant in Colorado to repair boiler tube leaks and to install baffles to quiet a high-pitched noise coming from the plant. The plant is Xcel’s first coal-fired project in more than 30 years.

The supercritical plant was scheduled to come online in 2009, but the date was pushed back because of the repairs needed for the leaking steam tubes. The plant will remain offline until the baffles are in place.

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