FARMINGTON -- the San Juan County Commission will hold a special meeting Wednesday to always be able to discuss your possibility to getting a lot more deeply involved with supporting a new Public service company involving New Mexico strategy to keep your San Juan Generating Station operating.

If the particular PRC will not approve your plan, officials say, PNM will likely near the particular power plant.

San Juan County provides not really yet presented any kind of testimony or documents that the Public Regulation Commission can easily consider when voting on PNM's plan, the compromise that will shutter a pair of coal-fired units so the plant will meet federal haze regulations. None of this sort associated with evidence may be submitted through the cities of Farmington, Bloomfield or perhaps Aztec, or 4 Corners Economic Development, either.

The commission will also discuss the means to get into testimony in the rest of the neighborhood as evidence, he said.

Khoury requested that the commission consider turning into an intervener inside the case therefore the PRC can easily consider their support as evidence.

"That was obviously a great suggestion," he said.

The strategy that numerous local officials hope your PRC approves would shut down two units at the Waterflow energy plant throughout 2017 and retrofit the remaining a pair of stacks to fulfill federal haze regulations. meeting about Wednesday at one hundred South Oliver Drive in Aztec.

Dan Schwartz addresses government pertaining to The Particular daily Times. The idea would replace your lost generation along with natural gas, nuclear along with solar energy.

County Operations Officer Mike Stark stated commissioners are usually scheduled to talk about whether they want your county for you to grow for you to be an intervener within the case in the 12:15 p.m. He can become reached with 505-564-4606 as well as Adhere To him @dtdschwartz upon Twitter.

Approximately 750 folks work on your power plant and its coal mine, and the company pays all of them regarding $88 million a year inside taxes.

"There's nonetheless sufficient time pertaining to these to join," said James Hallinan, spokesman regarding Attorney General Hector Balderas.

On July 28, Assistant Attorney General Cholla Khoury attended any County Commission meeting along with informed commissioners that their particular assistance for your plan therefore far, which includes letters along with petitions, is just public remark along with will not always be section of the final review.

A vehicle upon April twenty drives away from your San Juan Generating Station on County Street 6800 in Waterflow.

A auto upon April twenty drives away from your San Juan Generating Station about County Highway 6800 inside Waterflow. (Daily times file photo)