Carbon Power Plant to retire in 2015

Rocky Mountain Power’s Carbon Power Plant in Utah will be retiring 2015 because of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard, according to a report from The Salt Lake Tribune.

The 172-MW coal-fired plant is located against steep canyon walls and does not have the available room to install baghouses and other features needed to meet federal requirements, according to the Tribune.

Carbon Power Plant is Utah’s oldest coal-fired power station and was scheduled to be retired in several years. According to the report, Rocky Mountain Power decided to decommission the plant ahead of schedule because of the lack of practical options to achieve compliance at the power plant.

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