Tenaska had planned to build a 660 MW coal-fired generating plant on the Sallisaw landfill. The plant would have burned coal from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.
It was opposed by the Sequoyah County Clean Air Coalition.
Tenaska cancelled the plan in July 2007, citing rising steel and other construction costs.
Location: Sallisaw, OK
Capacity: 660-880 MW
- "Tenaska announces plans to build coal plant, 660 MW, in Oklahoma", Global Power Report, September 14, 2006. (This is a brief summary of the article; the full article must be purchased.)
- "Clean Air Coalition Says Power Plant Claims Are Unverified", Sequoyah County Times, January 10, 2007.
- "Tenaska Blames Costs", Times Record, July 9, 2007.
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