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May 24, 2017

Legislation introduced to approved extended operations of Navajo Generating Station to 2019 — Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Chapters: Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse'Daa'Kaan, Upper Fruitland) introduced Legislation No. 0194-17 , which seeks the Navajo Nation Council's approval of an agreement between the Navajo Nation and the owners of the Navajo Generating Station to extend the operations of the power plant until December 2019.

Read the Navajo Nation press release.


May 1, 2017

Owners of the Navajo Generating Station and the Navajo Nation report Progress in Discussions to keep Plant open through 2019 — Officials from the Navajo Nation and the Salt River Project (SRP) report that negotiations for a replacement lease that would allow the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) to continue operating through the end of 2019, have been productive and that considerable progress has been made.

Read the SRP press release.


Feb. 13, 2017

The utility owners of NGS voted Feb. 13, 2017, to extend operations to the December 2019 end of its lease, if an agreement can be reached with the Navajo Nation. The NGS owners require a final decision by July 1, 2017. This would preserve, for almost three years, continued employment at the plant and additional revenues for the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe. The decision by the utility owners of NGS is based on the rapidly changing economics of the energy industry, which has seen natural gas prices sink to record lows and become a viable long-term and economical alternative to coal power.

Read the SRP press release.


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