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IPP seeks conversion to natural gas electricity production

Published on March 10, 2014 at 09:17AM

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For the last 25 years, the Intermountain Power Project has used the coal-fired power plant near Delta to produce electricity, most of which goes to California consumers. Those contracts expire in 2027, and due to governmental regulations, those consumers will no longer be able to purchase power from the Intermountain Power Association, who operates IPP.

According to IPA spokesman John Ward, the current plan being pursued is to turn IPP into a natural gas power plant by 2025. IPA already has the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on board as its anchor purchaser.

IPA currently has 22 of its 23 municipalities signed on with the plant modification project. Monroe City is the only municipality who has not signed onto the change. The council recently toured the IPP plant and will continue discussions about the change with IPA officials.