Portland utility suspends effort on new natural gas plants

By The Associated Press

Portland General Electric has suspended its effort to get permits for two new natural gas-fired power plants in eastern Oregon.

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland General Electric has suspended its effort to get permits for two new natural gas-fired power plants in eastern Oregon.

PGE said Friday that it sent letters to two Oregon state agencies asking them to suspend the utility's request for a change that would have allowed it to build two natural gas-fired plants at its Carty Generating Station near Boardman.

Oregon Public Broadcasting (http://bit.ly/2rf92Lq) says that those facilities were proposed to replace PGE's coal-fired plant in Boardman when it closes in 2020.

Environmentalists had criticized those plans and urged the utility to move away from fossil fuels.

PGE says it changed course after listening to regulators, customers and stakeholders. It's now in negotiations to contract with existing resources and facilities.

Utility spokesman Steve Corson says the intent is to see whether the utility can tap existing energy resources.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Shell Leverages Data to Transform from Reactive to Predictive Operations

This 6-page report describes how Shell engaged in a massive project with OSIsoft to transform the...

Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR Clothing

For industries operating in an inherently dangerous environment, the importance of selecting the ...

Evolution or Revolution: IT / OT convergence means a world of possibilities

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a rapid paradigm shift in regards to digital transformat...

Predict, Prescribe, Profit: Creating a World that Doesn't Break Down

What are you doing to reduce unplanned downtime at your plant? Equipment breakdowns and process i...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs