Ely Energy Center, Phase II
On February 9, 2009, Nevada Power announced that it was postponing the plant indefinitely because of increasing economic and environmental uncertainties. According to CEO Michael Yackira, the plant could be delayed for up to 10 years, or until carbon capture and storage technologies are available.
Sponsors: Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power
Location: Ely, NV
Capacity: 1000 MW (two units)
Projected in service: TBD
- Bristlecone Alliance
- Nevada Sierra Club
- Utah Sierra Club
- Nevada Conservation League
- Nevada Clean Energy Coalition
- Western Resource Advocates
- Proposed Ely Energy Center, Sierra Pacific corporate fact sheet, undated, accessed January 2008.
- "NV Energy postponing big coal-fired plant near Ely," Associated Press, February 10, 2009.
Related SourceWatch Articles
- Ely Energy Center, Phase I
- Nevada and coal
- United States and coal
- Carbon Capture and Storage
- Existing U.S. Coal Plants
- US proposed coal plants (both active and cancelled)
- Coal plants cancelled in 2007
- Coal plants cancelled in 2008
- State-by-state guide to information on coal in the United States (or click on the map)
- "Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants", National Energy Technology Lab, May 1, 2007, page 16. (Pdf)
- "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed December 2007. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
- Nevada Coal Plant Proposals, Western Resource Advocates, undated, accessed January 2008.