Navajo Generating Station

KSJD Local Newscast - November 16, 2020

Nov 16, 2020

The Navajo and Hopi have fought hard to hold on to coal.

Three generations have worked for the West's largest coal-fired power plant, the Navajo Generating Station. The tribes have relied heavily on its revenue. So when the Phoenix-based Salt River Project announced it was shutting down the plant at the end of the year, the tribe scrambled to find a buyer or — as a last resort — purchase the plant.

It finally came down to a vote late last month at a Navajo Nation Council Special Session meeting. The delegates deliberated for eight hours.

Navajo Generating Station Has a Potential New Owner

Jul 13, 2018
Credit: Alex Proimos

Navajo Nation is in discussion with Avenue Capital and Middle River Power about continuing operations at the Navajo Generating Station. 

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A march in support of the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona, was scheduled to take place Tuesday to the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.

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The Navajo Nation has announced that it has identified some potential buyers for the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona.