The two-unit 871 MW Deely coal-fired power plant in San Antonio is set to close in 2018, according to the Associated Press.
The plant, owned by CPS Energy, was supposed to be retired in 2030, but to meet proposed requirements from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CPS would reportedly have to install a $550 million scrubber.
The electricity generated from Deely will be replaced by 200 MW of power purchased from the planned 400 MW, $2.2 billion Summit Texas Clean Energy coal-fired power plant near Odessa under a 25-year agreement, according to Bloomberg. CPS also said it plans to add renewable and natural gas-fired generation.
The Deely plant is one of the first coal-fired power plants in Texas to be named as a candidate for closure. The station’s two units have been in operation since 1977.
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