Coal, New Projects

Plans for New 895-MW Kansas Coal Plant Now “Remote”

By Editors of Power Engineering

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Associations plans to build an 895-MW new coal plant in Holcomb, Kansas are now “remote,” company officials said in a filing with state regulators.

The filing indicated the company will write off the $93 million spent on the development as a loss, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

The company’s new plans have come to light shortly after the Kansas Supreme Court upheld construction approval and rejected a suit from the Sierra Club, which claimed the Kansas Department of Health and Environment didn’t impose limits on emissions and rushed the decision.

The proposed plant, planned for a decade by Tri-State and Sunflower Electric Cooperative, would have cost $2.2 billion and would have been adjacent to an existing coal plant outside of Holcomb.